Mikella D. Newsom
Chief Risk Officer and Secretary
Ms. Newsom was named Chief Risk Officer of the Company in 2019 and has served as Secretary of the Company since 2013. She previously served in a number of other capacities at the Company since 2013, including Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer through 2015. She has worked more than 20 years with the Bank and its predecessors and has served as Chief Risk Officer of the Bank since 2015 and previously held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. She is a member of the Risk Management Association and the Texas Bankers Association where she serves on the Chief Risk Officer steering committee. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Frenship Independent School District and the board of directors of the Frenship Foundation for Leadership. Ms. Newsom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University in 1996.