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Our Leadership

Executive team

  • Jeff Austin, Jr.

    Jeff Austin, Jr.

    Chairman of the Board

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5112

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  • Jeff Austin III

    Jeff Austin III

    Vice Chairman of the Board

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5193

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  • Sissy Austin

    Sissy Austin

    Senior Executive Vice President

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5118

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  • Russ Gideon

    Russ Gideon

    President / CEO

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5125

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  • Jane Austin Chapman

    Jane Austin Chapman

    Director

    Division: Executive Committee

  • Michael Austin Neill

    Michael Austin Neill

    Director

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: 903-676-1900

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  • Linda Douglas

    Linda Douglas

    SEVP/Chief Retail Officer

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5195

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  • Mike Gunnels

    Mike Gunnels

    SEVP/Chief Credit Officer

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 839-4321 ext. 1164

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  • Lynn Littlejohn

    Lynn Littlejohn

    SEVP/Director of Human Resources

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5114

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  • Billy Mullins

    Billy Mullins

    SEVP/Chief Risk Officer

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 759-3828 ext. 2195

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  • John Ory

    John Ory

    SEVP/Chief Operations Officer

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 759-3828 ext. 2106

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  • Jason Petersen

    Jason Petersen

    SEVP/Chief Lending Officer

    NMLS: 478621

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 295-4400 ext. 1706

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  • Sandy Rayburn

    Sandy Rayburn

    SEVP/Chief Financial Officer

    Division: Executive Committee

    Phone: (903) 586-1526 ext. 5124

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Regional Presidents

  • Kent Bryson

    Kent Bryson

    EVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 1401919

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (903) 983-1584 ext. 2900

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  • Nathan Jones

    Nathan Jones

    SEVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 449783

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (903) 541-2026

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  • Jeff King

    Jeff King

    EVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 478252

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (903) 561-7727 ext. 1439

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  • Lowell Little

    Lowell Little

    EVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 1915410

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (281) 806-3149 ext. 3549

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  • Natalie Lynch

    Natalie Lynch

    EVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 528104

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (903) 295-4400 ext. 1704

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  • Francis Spruiell

    Francis Spruiell

    EVP/Regional President

    NMLS: 479439

    Division: Regional President

    Phone: (936) 559-5500 ext. 4501

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Retail Market Managers

  • Tasha Childress

    Tasha Childress

    SVP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (281) 806-3136 ext. 3546

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  • Misty Evans

    Misty Evans

    SVP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (903) 876-2212 ext. 6020

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  • Gay Higdon

    Gay Higdon

    SVP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (903) 295-4400 ext. 1727

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  • Teressa Karns

    Teressa Karns

    VP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (936) 559-5500 ext. 4513

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  • Margaret Mullinnix

    Margaret Mullinnix

    SVP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (903) 595-6585 ext. 1506

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  • Kelly Tunnell

    Kelly Tunnell

    SVP/Retail Market Manager

    Division: Retail Market Manager

    Phone: (903) 963-8691 ext. 3003

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Marketing

  • Patty Steelman

    Patty Steelman

    EVP/Director of Marketing

    Division: Marketing

    Phone: (903) 839-4321 ext. 1119

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