(ROCKWALL, TX — May 8, 2019) The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, honored Larry Parks and Larry Kilgore from American National Bank of Texas with the 50-Year Banker Award during TBA’s 135th Annual Convention on May 3 in Austin. This prestigious award honors bankers with a half century or more of service and dedication to the banking industry.
Parks of Rockwall began his banking career in 1969 as a part-time bookkeeper, teller and assistant to the cashier at First National Bank in Memphis. He then worked for the OCC from 1970-72 before returning to the bank as an assistant vice president. In 1981, he was promoted to president/CEO of First National Bank and was in that position when the bank was sold in 1983. Parks served as president of both First State Bank of Rockwall and Citizens State Bank in Royse City. In December 1989, he moved to American National Bank of Texas as a senior vice president. He retired in 2017 but continues to serve on the board of the bank.
Kilgore of Fort Worth began his banking career as a proof/transit teller at Fort Worth National Bank while attending college at the University of Texas at Arlington. Following graduation, he continued to work at the bank until 1974, when he went to work for Mansfield State Bank. In 1981, he was made president, CEO and director of the bank. He was president of Southwest Bank in Fort Worth from 1991 to 2007. In 2010, he joined American National Bank of Texas, where he recently retired as a senior vice president.
Serving Texas banks since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the largest and oldest state bankers association in the nation.
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