Vista Bank hires banking veteran for Fort Worth post

Grant James

Vista Bank has hired Fort Worth banking veteran Grant James to serve as president of its Fort Worth market.

With nearly 40 years of industry experience, James brings a wealth of knowledge in all facets of banking to the market. His role with Vista will include leading a very talented team of bankers, growing market share through active retail and commercial business development, establishing brand awareness through marketing and sponsorship initiatives, and furthering the Bank’s commitment to put “People First.”

“Vista Bank has been focused on growing our presence in the thriving city of Fort Worth over the past several years,” said Vista Bank President and CEO, John D. Steinmetz. “An experienced and well-respected banker in the Fort Worth community, Grant James is a strategic addition to our leadership team and we are excited to have him.”

James will office at Vista’s Fort Worth location, 1300 Summit Ave., where the Bank has a full-service retail and commercial banking center that opened in 2017.

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“As my banking career has progressed over the last 40 years, I’ve become a firm believer in the community banking model,” said James. “Even in our busy world, each of us has a desire for some degree of personalized attention – in a word, ‘hospitality.’ By delivering traditional banking services with a focus on hospitality, we intend to create unique experiences that clients will feel compelled to share with friends and family.”

James is a graduate of Texas Christian University where he received a B.B.A. in Marketing and completed the Ranch Management program. He is actively involved in the Fort Worth community currently serving on the board of Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth and as a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet. Established in 1912, Vista Bank now operates 15 locations throughout West Texas, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth.