We are excited to announce the following well-deserved promotions effective January 1:
Rusty Edgar has been promoted to Austin-area President and Chief Credit Officer of Benchmark Bank. Rusty and his family moved to Austin about a year ago to begin working on a new Benchmark Bank retail branch. Rusty has found the perfect location, at the corner of Lamar and MLK, which is being finished out now. As we await FDIC approval for this new branch, Rusty continues to move forward with preparations for Benchmark Bank Austin, which will hopefully open in 2012. Rusty will also serve as our Chief Credit Officer and will assist everyone in the lending function as the go-to person for any loan questions/issues. January 2012 will mark Rusty’s 9th year at Benchmark, and we are confident of his leadership ability and knowledge in these roles.
Wendy Skorburg has been promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of Risk Management. Wendy will be heading up the Compliance and Audit teams. We are confident that Wendy’s skills and leadership in this area will be extremely valuable to the bank as we all work hard to make Compliance a top priority.
We know that David Crockett would be so proud that Rusty and Wendy are taking over these functions that he used to lead us in.
We are so fortunate to have such an exceptional group of employees, and we look forward to another great year in 2012!