Board of Directors
Mr. Allred has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Allred has spent the last 33 years in the securities industry, and he currently serves as Managing Partner for Allred Capital Management of Raymond James & Associates where he is responsible for approximately $500 million in equity portfolios. He has extensive knowledge of the securities business and feels that his interaction with individuals who demand high quality banking services helps build T Bank, N.A.’s customer base. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America, is a Director of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation and is Chairman-Elect of Dallas Heritage Village. Mr. Allred was born in San Diego, California and later moved to Tyler, Texas. He received his B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin University. Mr. Allred holds several registration licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Basso has been a director of our Company since February 2003 and currently serves as our chairman. Mr. Basso is president and chief executive officer of Systemware, Inc. and Systemware Professional Services, Inc., companies he co-founded in 1981. Systemware provides report distribution, document management and enterprise content management software and consulting services to a worldwide client base. He is also a partner in several real estate ventures. Before his involvement with Systemware, he held several technology and administrative positions with Frito-Lay, LTV Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mr. Basso holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. Basso is the father of Frankie Basso, who is also one of our directors.
Mr. Basso has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Basso is the vice president of marketing at Systemware, Inc., where he has been employed since 1994. As vice president of marketing, he is responsible for the marketing and branding of Systemware’s software products. Mr. Basso is a life-long native of the Dallas area. He was born in Arlington, Texas, graduated from J. J. Pearce High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Southern Methodist University. Frankie Basso is the son of Dan Basso, who is our chairman.
Mr. Carstens has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Carstens was born in Nebraska but has lived in the Dallas area for over 31 years. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Carstens is a partner at Carstens & Cahoon, L.L.P., a law firm that primarily represents clients seeking patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Mr. Carstens is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, has served as President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Intellectual Property Law Association, and frequently speaks at continuing legal education seminars. We believe Mr. Carstens brings risk management, strategic planning, as well as corporate governance skills to the Board.
Mr. Denheyer has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Denheyer is a vice president and chief financial officer of Systemware, Inc. Prior to joining Systemware, Inc., he served as division controller of Argonaut Insurance Company. Mr. Denheyer is also an active member of Financial Executives International, a premier professional organizational for chief financial officers, controllers and cashiers. He is a graduate from James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Mr. Howard was named President & Chief Executive Officer of T Bancshares, Inc. and T Bank, N.A. in July 2010. He joined as a Director and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of both organizations in September 2007. Previously and from 1994, Mr. Howard served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of a $2.2 billion savings bank headquartered in Denver, Colorado. His responsibilities included management of bank operations, retail branch operations, mortgage servicing and loan operations, compliance and business and strategic planning, as well as serving on the board of directors. Mr. Howard started his banking career in 1986 in San Antonio, Texas. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance.
Steven M. Jones
Mr. Jones has been a director of our Company since February 2004. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer until October 2007 when he became Market President for the Plano, Texas region. Mr. Jones is a life-long Texas native and has lived in the Dallas area for the past 30 years, during which time he has been associated with several community banks in the Dallas market. Prior to joining T Bank, he was Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of First Independent National Bank in Plano, Texas. Mr. Jones is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the National Commercial Lending School at Oklahoma University. Mr. Jones began his banking career in 1984 at Texas National Bank, a community bank located in Dallas. Between September 1987 and August 1997, he served in various lending officer capacities with Willow Bend National Bank, Bonham State Bank and Compass Bank before joining First State Bank of Texas (formerly Addison National Bank) in August 1997 as a Senior Vice President and Loan Officer. Mr. Jones served in these capacities for approximately three years before leaving the bank to become an Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of First Independent National Bank where he served until April 2004.
Mr. Langford has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Langford is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Texas A&M University. He has been active in the real estate industry for over 28 years as an investor and developer. Since 1995, he has managed Langford Property Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President for two leading national real estate firms, Opus West Corporation and Koll Development Company. A 50-year resident of Dallas, Mr. Langford was the founding President of North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, which awarded him with the Stemmons Service Award, the highest honor in the Dallas real estate industry.
Charles M. Mapes, III
Mr. Mapes has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Mapes is a principal of Insurance One Agency. Prior to forming Insurance One Agency in 1992, he served as chairperson and president of Chuck Mapes Insurance Agency for 15 years. Mr. Mapes has been associated with the insurance industry for more than 40 years. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Thomas McDougal, DDS
Dr. McDougal has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Dr. McDougal is a practicing dentist, having been in private practice since 1970. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University. Since 1988, Dr. McDougal has practiced in Richardson, Texas as the owner of Tom M. McDougal DDS. He also serves on the board of directors of several national dentistry associations.
Gordon R. Youngblood
Mr. Youngblood has been a director of our Company since February 2003. Mr. Youngblood was born and raised in the Dallas area. He attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and graduated in 1982 with a Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in History. He is a Partner at Helmsman Financial Partners, L.L.P. and has owned Gordon Youngblood Insurance Associates since 1988, where he provides Corporate and Employee Benefits consulting. Mr. Youngblood is an avid sports fan and has spent much of his time in the community coaching various sports. He also has served as President on the J.J. Pearce High School Athletic Booster Board and as Campaign Co-Chair of the J.J. Pearce High School Excellence in Education Fund.