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Karla Hollins promoted to Vice President

Karla Hollins Promoted to Vice President

Jeff Austin III, Vice Chairman of the Board, recently announced the promotion of Austin Bank employee Karla Hollins.

The promotion was approved at the September 2021 Board of Directors meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office in Jacksonville.

“Karla is a true professional who is dedicated to giving our customers exceptional service,” said Austin. “We are proud to have her as a member of the Austin Bank team.”

Hollins joined Austin Bank in January as Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Lufkin office and has now been promoted to Vice President.

With over 26 years of banking experience in management, operations and lending, Hollins came to Austin Bank from Regions Bank where she served as Vice President / Consumer Banking Manager with responsibility for the oversight of 14 branches throughout the East Texas market.

Hollins is a graduate of Apple Springs High School, Sam Houston State University and Leadership Lufkin Class of 2004. A lifelong resident of Apple Springs, she has three grown children and one granddaughter.  Hollins, very active in the community, has previously served as a past member on the Apple Springs School Board for over 20 years, as a board member for Conroe Chamber of Commerce and mentor with Goodwill of Lufkin as well as a volunteer with their VITA program during tax season.  She currently serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of East Texas and a Diplomat for Angelina County Chamber of Commerce; is a certified basketball, baseball and volleyball official and volunteers with the Apple Springs Little Dribblers Program.  Hollins is a member of Ligon Chapel CME Church.

You may contact Karla at khollins@austinbank.com or 936-225-7208.

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