First Financial Bankshares Names Summerford EVP, Director of Middle Market Banking

First Financial Bankshares has named Dan Summerford as executive vice president, director of middle market banking. This bank-wide position brings in a seasoned veteran from the corporate banking sector to provide further guidance and leadership for the bank’s commercial banking division.

“We are excited to welcome Dan to our company as he brings a wealth of expertise that will greatly enhance our existing commercial banking team,” David Bailey, chief banking officer of First Financial, said. “His years of leadership with previous institutions will be invaluable as we look to strengthen our corporate banking efforts, which continues to bring in long-lasting profitable relationships to the bank.”

Summerford joins the bank after most recently serving as managing director, head of Houston commercial banking for East West Bank. He began his banking career in 1994 with Wells Fargo Bank and over the past 30 years, has held several senior and executive management positions over corporate and middle market banking with various financial institutions, primarily in the Southeast Texas market.

In addition to his contributions to banking, Summerford has also been an active member of the community, most recently serving on the board of trustees of the Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation and as a board member of the Katy (West Houston) Area Economic Development Council.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the Western States School of Banking at the University of New Mexico.

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