First Financial Trust & Asset Management Co. NA of Abilene has elected Fort Worth’s Mark Rich, director of investments for the Kimbell Art Foundation in Fort Worth, as a director of the company.
The announcement was made by Kirk W. Thaxton, president and CEO of First Financial Trust.
“Mark Rich makes a wonderful addition to our board of directors. His background and expertise will be an invaluable resource for our company as we continue to grow. We know that he will be a great asset to our team,” Thaxton said in an Oct. 29 news release,
Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in of accountancy from Abilene Christian University. He previously worked with Ernst & Young LLP for five years, performing public company financial statement audits and evaluating internal controls with a primary focus on the oil and gas industry.
Rich received the AICPA Young CPA of the Year Award in 2014 for his advocacy of the accounting profession and outstanding community involvement. Rich serves on investment committees for First Financial Trust, the Community Foundation of North Texas, United Way of Tarrant County and The Hills Church as well as on the advisory committee for the Abilene Christian Investment Management Co. Rich is treasurer for the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs.
First Financial Trust has offices in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, San Angelo, Stephenville and Sweetwater. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares Inc., a financial holding company that operates multiple banking regions with 72 locations in Texas.