Curtis C. Griffith
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Griffith has been with the Company since its inception and has worked with the Bank and its predecessor institutions since 1972. Mr. Griffith became our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1993. In 1972, he was elected to the board of directors of First State Bank of Morton, Texas, a predecessor institution to the Bank, and continues to serve on the board of directors of the Bank. Mr. Griffith has also served as Chairman of the Bank since 1993. Mr. Griffith owns and operates several agriculture-related businesses. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Cotton Council, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Cotton Ginners Association and the Texas Independent Ginners Association. He has served on the board of directors of IBAT and continues to serve on the Legislative and PAC committees for IBAT. He has served on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations, including Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Texas Tech University Foundation, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Texas Tech Cotton Economics Advisory Committee, and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of University Medical Center in Lubbock, as a director and officer of the Agriculture Heritage Museum, and as a director of the Texas Tech Research Park, Inc. Mr. Griffith earned degrees in agricultural economics and law from Texas Tech University in 1973 and 1977, respectively. Mr. Griffith’s extensive banking experience, reputable position in the community and invaluable leadership qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Chairman of the Board