First Financial Bank promotes one employee, hires 2 more

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The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., recently announced the promotion of Wendy Davis to Vice President and Loan Officer and the hiring of Ron Smith as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer and Shelby Fitzgerald as Assistant Vice President in Treasury Management. The announcement was made by Jay Gibbs, President and CEO, First Financial Bank, N.A., Weatherford Region.

“We are proud to announce the promotion of Wendy to our lending team in Weatherford and the hiring of Ron as a mortgage loan officer and Shelby to serve our treasury management customers,” Gibbs said. “They will all be great assets to our customers and the communities they serve.”

Davis holds a bachelor of business degree in accounting from Tarleton State University. She began her career with First Financial in 1992 as a teller and was promoted to head teller and assistant cashier in 1994. She became Assistant Vice President in 1998 and became a Vice President of Treasury Management in 2004. Davis serves on the United Way of Parker County board of directors and is active as an ambassador for the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce.

Smith, a graduate of Texas A&M University, has been in the mortgage business since 1981 and has served in production, production management and executive management capacities for more than 32 years. He served on the statewide executive board for the Texas Association of Mortgage Professionals for five years and served as its president from 2009 – 2010. Smith currently serves as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Arlington and serves on the Vision Arlington 2030 Comprehensive Committee. He is a member of Arlington’s Downtown Rotary Club, the YMCA advisory board, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes board of directors and co-pastors an outreach church for Mission Arlington.

Fitzgerald is a native of North Richland Hills and received a vocational degree from International Aviation and Travel Academy. After working as a corporate sales travel agent, she became operations manager for a credit card processing company and has more than 14 years of experience in that position. Fitzgerald will be providing business products such as credit card processing, remote deposit, ACH direct deposit, payroll cards and fraud prevention tools to business customers of First Financial in Parker County and Fort Worth.

First Financial Bank, N.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares is a financial holding company that operates 12 banking regions with 60 locations in Texas including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Decatur, Eastland, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Moran, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford and Willow Park. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with seven locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.

The Company is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol FFIN. For more information about First Financial Bankshares, please visit its website at

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