ABILENE, Texas, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN) announced the election of John Ruzicka as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He was also elected Chairman, President and CEO of First Technology Services, Inc., (FTS), the technology subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
"We are delighted to welcome John to the Company's executive management team and to Abilene," said F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO. "John's knowledge, experience, and expertise will be instrumental in growing the information technology and strategic objectives for our company."
Ruzicka most recently served as Senior Vice President of Heartland Financial in Dubuque, Iowa, and was the Chief Information and Operations Officer for Citywide Banks in Denver, Colorado for eight years prior to its acquisition by Heartland Financial. He also previously served as President of Interbank 1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University. He served as an advisory board member for CenturyLink.
About First Financial Bankshares
Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial is a financial holding company that through its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., operates multiple banking regions with 72 locations in Texas, including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, El Campo, Fort Worth, Fulshear, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, and Willow Park. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with eight locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.
The Company is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol FFIN. For more information about First Financial Bankshares, please visit our website at http://www.ffin.com.
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