Bank names Fort Worth board

First Financial Bank, a subsidiary of Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares Inc., appointed eight local business leaders to the advisory board for its new Fort Worth location.

The bank, which has 69 locations in Texas, is expanding into a new Fort Worth branch at 1000 Forest Park Blvd. In addition to personal banking services, this location houses the company’s wealth management, and trust and mortgage teams.

“We chose individuals who share our customer service standards of doing the job right, and who are accessible to our customers,” said Martin Noto, president of First Financial Bank’s Fort Worth Region. “They will provide the leadership that will help us in providing the best long-term success for our customers.”

Board members were selected to represent a variety of industries in the Fort Worth market and are actively involved in the community. They will act as trusted advisers for the bank and will help guide the strategy for investment in the community and business development.

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Board members include: Larry Anfin, grandson of John McMillian who co-founded Coors Distributing Co. of Fort Worth, and worked for Coors for 48 years as president and CEO before selling the company in March 2014; Smith A. Brownlie III, CPA and personal financial specialist, co-founder of Brownlie & Braden LLC, and president of Cotton Creek Investments LLC; Mary Lee Cruz, founding partner of E Source Inc. and a founding and active partner in Magnus Procurement and Logistic Solutions Inc.; Murray Edwards, senior partner at Cape & Son and a member of First Financial Bankshares’ board of directors since 2006; Stephen Kimmel, chief financial officer at Cook Children’s Health Care System; Matt Morris, president of Gus Bates Insurance and Investments; Paul Poston, president of Wellington Insurance Group; and George Robertson, chairman and CEO of E-Mist Innovations Inc. and founder and former executive chairman of National Hospice MedEquip of Fort Worth.

First Financial Bankshares Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol FFIN.

Betty Dillard