ABILENE, Texas, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN) today announced that T. Luke Longhofer, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, was honored as an Emerging Leader in Banking by the Texas Bankers Association at their annual convention last week. The announcement was made by F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO of First Financial Bankshares.
"Luke is an outstanding young officer in our Company and we are so pleased that he is being recognized for his contributions to our Company, our community and to the banking industry," Dueser said.
Longhofer served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for more than seven years before joining First Financial in October 2010. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Loan Review in 2012 and Executive Vice President of Lending in 2015. He holds a bachelor of finance degree from West Texas A&M University and was valedictorian of the 2011 Southwestern Graduate School of Banking class at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. While attending SWGSB, Longhofer was awarded the James B. Gardner Commerce Street Capital Scholarship, which recognizes participants who attain the highest level of academic achievement and best represent the educational ideals of merit and leadership. He has served on the faculty of SWGSB and is a member of its Alumni Board. Longhofer is active civically as a graduate of Leadership Abilene and is on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star and Abilene.
The Emerging Leader Award was created by the Texas Bankers Foundation in partnership with the Texas Bankers Association Bank Leadership Council to honor bankers who have had a positive impact in the banking industry and are leaders in their bank. To be honored, bankers must have five years of experience in banking, be an employee of a TBA-member banking institution and be nominated by the bank president, CEO or board chairman.
About First Financial Bankshares
Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company that through its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., operates multiple banking regions with 73 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, Spring, 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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