Commercial Banking Program Advisory Board


We’re proud to introduce our Commercial Banking Program at Mays Business School. It’s a high impact academic program in the Department of Finance and is designed to equip students with the banking and finance skills needed for a career in banking. This program prepares students to serve the personnel needs of banking organizations in the state of Texas and the United States.

Meet our current students!

How does it work?

The banking program is a partnership between Texas A&M University and member banks of the Advisory Board of Directors. Established in 2011, there are over 40 member banks involved in the governance of the program that work closely with students and faculty. Bankers are integrally involved in all aspects of the program, including admissions, classroom teaching, fundraising, mentoring, special activities, field trips and more. Due to the active involvement of member bankers, students gain a balance of academic and professional industry training to place them on the path of success in banking careers.

Benefits for the bank

  • Top talent students to fill banking industry’s talent gap
  • Banking executives as guest lecturers/instructors in commercial banking courses
  • Contributing as a board member of the program’s Advisory Board
  • Priority access to graduating students for full-time employment offers
  • Student summer internship experience with your bank
  • Opportunity to mentor students one on one
  • Networking with bankers from around the United States

Representatives from banks operating around Texas are directly involved with the Commercial Banking Program. This program was developed as a way to serve students at Mays Business School interested in commercial banking and develop a pipeline of talent for the banking industry in Texas.

Commercial Banking Program Executive Committee

2022 – 2023 Advisory Board Members

Allegiance Bank Community National Bank (Hondo)Independent Bank Prosperity Bank VeraBank (Henderson)
Amegy Bank Community Bank & Trust Independent Financial (McKinney)Rio Bank (McAllen)Veritex Community Bank
American National Bank of Texas Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Jefferson Bank (San Antonio) Southside BankWells Fargo Bank
Austin County State BankCommunity Bank of Texas JPMorgan ChaseTBK Bank, SSB West Texas National Bank (Midland)
b1BANKFederal Home Loan Bank (Dallas)Liberty Capital Bank (Addison) Texas Capital BankWoodforest National Bank
BancorpSouth Bank/ Cadence BankFirst Financial BankMoody National Bank Texas National Bank
Bank of AmericaFrost BankNorth Dallas Bank & TrustTexas Regional Bank (Harlingen)
Broadway National Bank (San Antonio)Guaranty Bank & TrustPlains State Bank (Humble)Texas Security Bank (Dallas)
Central BankGulf Capital Bank (Houston)PlainsCapital BankThe Independent Bankers Bank
Citizens State Bank (Somerville)Happy State Bank (Happy) PNC BankTrustmark Bank


2022-2023 Associate Members

Federal Reserve Bank (Houston & Dallas)Independent Community Bankers Association Texas Bankers Association Risk Management Association
Independent Bankers Association of Texas J.Keith Hughey Company Texas Department of Banking Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


2022-2023 Affiliate Members

CroweHorwathFenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford Hilltop Banc SystemsWFA Group
Catalyst Financial Co. Haginas & ShillingsHunton & Williams WhitleyPenn
FEDFISHarper & PearsonPattillo, Brown & Hill