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Senior Management

Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A.
Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A. Mr. Gibson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company since January 2017. He has served as President of the Company since December 2015 and as an executive and CFO of the Company since 2000. He is also a director of Southside Bank. He joined Southside Bank in 1984. He currently serves as the President of the Tyler Junior College Foundation and serves on the Finance Committee of the Tyler Economic Development Council. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas for six years, and Council of Federal Home Loan Banks for two years. Mr. Gibson has over 30 years of banking experience, has served on the board of Southside Bank since 1999, is a CPA and has extensive financial knowledge which qualify him to be a member of the Board.
Julie N. Shamburger, C.P.A.
Julie N. Shamburger, C.P.A.
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Julie N. Shamburger, C.P.A. Ms. Shamburger has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Southside Bank since April 2016. She is also an advisory director of Southside Bank. Ms. Shamburger served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2011 until April 2016. Ms. Shamburger joined Southside Bank in 1982 and has over 30 years of accounting experience. Ms. Shamburger is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler. She is responsible for regulatory and SEC reporting as well as overseeing the daily accounting practices of the Company and Southside Bank. Ms. Shamburger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tim Alexander
Tim Alexander
Chief Lending Officer
Tim Alexander Mr. Alexander currently serves as the Chief Lending Officer (“CLO”) having joined Southside Bank in 2005 and is an advisory director of Southside Bank. Mr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with over 35 years of commercial lending experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of East Texas and is a Trustee on the Board of The Great Commission Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
Brian K. McCabe
Brian K. McCabe
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Brian K. McCabe Mr. McCabe currently serves as a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Company and Southside Bank. He is also an advisory director of Southside Bank. He joined Southside Bank in 1983, and since this time has managed different operational and electronic banking areas. Mr. McCabe is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, with a degree in Business Data Processing and minor in finance, and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking. He currently serves on the Board of East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind. Mr. McCabe has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Smith County and Smith County American Red Cross.

Board of Directors

W. D. Norton
W. D. Norton
Chairman of the Board
W. D. Norton Mr. Norton has been the owner of W. D. Norton, Inc., dba Overhead Door, since 1988. He also owns Norton Equipment Company and is a general partner in Norton Leasing Limited, LLP. Mr. Norton served as President and was a principal shareholder of Norton Companies of Texas, Inc. for 25 years. He formerly served as a Trustee for All Saints Episcopal School of Tyler Board of Trustees.
John R. Garrett
John R. Garrett
Vice Chairman of the Board
John R. Garrett Mr. Garrett is a residential and commercial real estate developer and has served as the President of Fair Oil Company, a Tyler based oil and gas exploration and production company, since 2002. Mr. Garrett is also Vice President of the R. W. Fair Foundation, a member of the Board of Regents of Stephen F. Austin State University and a member of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Development Board. He is a past president of both the Tyler Area Builders Association and the Texas Association of Builders. He is a director of T.B. Butler Publishing, Inc., a member of the board of the Tyler Economic Development Council and treasurer of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Mr. Garrett brings to our Board extensive knowledge in the areas of residential and commercial real estate and oil and gas, as well as management, leadership and business skills and experience serving on numerous boards, all of which qualify him to be a member of the Board.
Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A.
Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lee R. Gibson III, C.P.A. Mr. Gibson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company since January 2017. He has served as President of the Company since December 2015 and as an executive and CFO of the Company since 2000. He is also a director of Southside Bank. He joined Southside Bank in 1984. He currently serves as the President of the Tyler Junior College Foundation and serves on the Finance Committee of the Tyler Economic Development Council. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas for six years, and Council of Federal Home Loan Banks for two years. Mr. Gibson has over 30 years of banking experience, has served on the board of Southside Bank since 1999, is a CPA and has extensive financial knowledge which qualify him to be a member of the Board.
Lawrence Anderson, M.D.
Lawrence Anderson, M.D.
Lawrence Anderson, M.D. Dr. Anderson was the founder of Dermatology Associates of Tyler and served as the medical director from 1996 to 2012. He then served in the same role for Oliver Street Dermatology from 2012 to 2016. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Derm Growth Partners, a single specialty dermatology group with over 75 medical providers in three states. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Washington State University and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a published author, with a number of publications, presentations and lectures to his credit.
S. Elaine Anderson, C.P.A.
S. Elaine Anderson, C.P.A.
S. Elaine Anderson, C.P.A. Ms. Anderson has a BBA with a major in accounting from Indiana University and has been a licensed CPA since 1976. She served as a director of OmniAmerican from 1996 to December 17, 2014 and as independent Chairperson of the Board from May 2010 to December 17, 2014 when OmniAmerican was acquired by the Company. She served for 24 years with Texas Health Resources as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer prior to retiring in January 2016. In that role, she had responsibilities for compliance, privacy, information security and enterprise risk management. Texas Health Resources is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the nation and has 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the healthcare system and other healthcare organizations. Ms. Anderson continues to serve as a consultant to the healthcare system and other healthcare organizations. Her prior professional experience includes serving in various positions with the international accounting firm, PwC from 1980 to 1991. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Health Care Compliance Association. Ms. Anderson's public accounting experience, understanding of financial statements and experience as the Chief Compliance Officer for a large healthcare system qualify her to be a member of the Board.
Michael Bosworth
Michael Bosworth
Michael Bosworth Mr. Bosworth is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bosworth & Associates, an insurance agency founded by his father. Mr. Bosworth has extended the agency's influence as one of the leading insurance agencies in Tyler and East Texas. Mr. Bosworth has earned the designation of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) and the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation through the National Alliance of Insurance Education, and he is also a Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA). Mr. Bosworth specializes in risk management consulting and oversees all other aspects of the firm. Mr. Bosworth is also a director of Southside Bank having served in that capacity since June 2015.
Herbert C. Buie
Herbert C. Buie
Herbert C. Buie Mr. Buie has been Chief Executive Officer of Tyler Packing Corporation, Inc., a meat processing firm since 1955. He serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Texas Health Science Center, Development Board of Directors of the University of Texas-Tyler, University of Texas at Tyler Foundation, East Texas Regional Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Tyler Economic Development Council, and East Texas State Fair and All Saints School Board (Emeritus).
Patricia A. Callan
Patricia A. Callan
Patricia A. Callan Patti Callan is a Principal of Callan Consulting and has provided services for the healthcare and insurance industries in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2001. Formerly she held executive management positions for regional and national insurance companies and owned an independent insurance agency.
Alton Cade Jr.
Alton Cade Jr.
Alton Cade Jr. Mr. Cade is a retired retail building material store owner. He has been the President and co-owner of Cochise Company, Inc., a real estate and investment company since 1960. In addition, he is the managing partner of a family ranch and investment company. He served as an Elder/Trustee of the Glenwood Church of Christ from 1977 through 2015.
Melvin B. Lovelady, C.P.A.
Melvin B. Lovelady, C.P.A.
Melvin B. Lovelady, C.P.A. Mr. Lovelady has a BBA with a major in accounting, has been a licensed CPA since 1967, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a founding member of Henry & Peters, PC from November 1987 through December 2004. Prior to joining Henry & Peters, PC, he was a partner in the accounting firm of Squyres Johnson Squyres & Co. He is a member of the board of directors of the Tyler Junior College Foundation, the Hospice of East Texas Foundation, the East Texas Regional Food Bank Foundation and a Trustee of the R.W. Fair Foundation.
Tony Morgan, C.P.A.
Tony Morgan, C.P.A.
Tony Morgan, C.P.A. Mr. Morgan is a founding partner of Gollob Morgan Peddy P.C. an East Texas public accounting firm. He began his career as an accounting professional in 1972 and now specializes in Business Valuation and Litigation Support. He is a CPA, accredited in Business Valuation, and certified in Financial Forensics. Mr. Morgan is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and has served in various community service roles for organizations including East Texas Communities Foundation, Children's Village and the East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Morgan's extensive financial background, including being a founding partner of an accounting firm qualifies him to be a member of the Board.
John F. Sammons Jr.
Mr. Sammons is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mid States Services, Inc., a nationwide distributor of products and services to the corrections industry. He is also the owner of Temple Supply Company with investments in various non-public businesses related to sales to the convenience store industry. Mr. Sammons enjoyed an extensive public service career serving as mayor of Temple, Texas and also served on the Board of the Texas Department of Commerce among numerous other state and national appointments. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of OmniAmerican Bancorp, Inc. ("OmniAmerican") from 2009-December 17, 2014 when OmniAmerican was acquired by Company. Mr. Sammons extensive business management background, knowledge of business and finance and skills leading numerous endeavors over 40 years qualifies him to be a member of the Board.
William Sheehy
William Sheehy
William Sheehy Mr. Sheehy is a retired partner of the law firm of Wilson, Sheehy, Knowles, Robertson and Cornelius where he served since 1971, and a practicing attorney since 1964. Mr. Sheehy served as Southside Bank's outside general counsel and was a former Director of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel.
Preston L. Smith
Preston L. Smith
Preston L. Smith Mr. Smith is the President and owner of PSI Production, Inc. He is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and served as its Northeast Texas Representative to the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Smith is Chairman of the Board of Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and is a member of UT at Tyler Engineering School Advisory Board and member of UT Tyler Development Board Executive Committee.
Donald W. Thedford
Donald W. Thedford
Donald W. Thedford Mr. Thedford has been the President of Don’s TV & Appliance, Inc. since 1979. He is a member of the National Appliance Retail Dealers Association and the Nationwide Marketing Group. Mr. Thedford has previously served on the board of directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau of East Texas, Retail Dealers Association and Salvation Army. Mr. Thedford’s management and leadership skills running his business for over 35 years combined with his overall knowledge of business and finance, qualify him to be a member of the Board.

Chairman of the Board, Emeritus

B. G. Hartley
B. G. Hartley
B. G. Hartley Mr. Hartley currently serves as Chairman Emeritus for both the Company and Southside Bank which is an honorary, non-voting director position. He became Chairman of the Board of the Company in 1982 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer ('CEO') of the Company since its inception until he retired on January 5, 2012. He previously served as Southside Bank's CEO since its opening in 1960 until he retired January 5, 2012. He is a former member of the American Bankers Association (“ABA”) Board of Directors, past Chairman of the ABA National BankPac Committee and a past member of the Administrative Committee of the ABA Government Relations Council. He is currently a member of the board of directors of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare Systems and past Chairman of the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association. He is also a member of the Development Boards of the University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Mr. Hartley has 66 years of banking experience and has served as Chairman of the board since its organization in 1982, both of which qualify him to be a member of the board.
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