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Happy State Bank to Acquire Lubbock-based Centennial Bank

In a joint statement, J. Pat Hickman, Chairman and CEO of HAPPY STATE BANK, and J. David Williams, Chairman of Commerce Bancshares, announced that Happy Bancshares, Inc. has agreed to purchase and assume operations of Lubbock-based Centennial Bank and its holding company Commerce Bancshares, Inc., which will become part of Happy State Bank.

Learn more about the HSB-Centennial Merger

Centennial BANK Makes American Banker’s 2019 List of Best Banks to Work For

Chief Executive Officer Gregg Appel is pleased to announce that Centennial BANK has been named one of American Banker's Best Banks to Work For in 2019 based on the overwhelming satisfaction of their team.

Learn more about the 2019 Texas Best Banks

Centennial BANK President C. Brett McDowell Named To 2019 Texas Lyceum Board Of Directors

Centennial BANK President C. Brett McDowell has been inducted into the 2019 class of the board of directors for the Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, non-partisan statewide organization that cultivates next-generation leaders.

Learn more about the 2019 Texas Lyceum Board of Directors.

Centennial BANK Introduces New Market President In Tulia

Regional President Matt Kelley is proud to announce the recent hiring of Chris Mahaney as Senior Vice President and Tulia Market President.

Learn more about Chris Mahaney.

Centennial BANK Announces New Vice President Of Lending In Boerne

Boerne Market President Christopher Salinas announces the hiring of Rex Zamponi as Vice President of Lending.

Learn more about Rex Zamponi.

Centennial BANK Welcomes New Additions To Fredericksburg Banking Center And Announces Promotion Of Mortgage Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Appel, proudly announced the addition of new market leadership, additions to Centennial BANK's board of directors and community advisory board, as well as the promotion of a well-deserving officer.

Learn more about the additions and promotion.

Centennial BANK Announces New Vice President Of Mortgage Lending In Boerne 

Senior Vice President and Boerne Market President Christopher Salinas announced the hiring of Robert Martinez as Vice President of Mortgage Lending.

Learn more about Robert Martinez.

Centennial BANK Announces New Boerne Market President

The leadership of Centennial BANK is proud to introduce Christopher Salinas as Senior Vice President and Boerne Market President.

Learn more about Christopher Salinas.

Centennial BANK Promotes C. Brett McDowell To President

The Board of Directors is proud to announce the recent promotion of C. Brett McDowell to President.

Learn more about C. Brett McDowell.

Centennial BANK Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

The leadership of Centennial BANK is proud to announce the recent hiring of Wyatt Leavell as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

Learn more about Wyatt Leavell.

Centennial BANK Announces New Loan Production Office In Austin Led By Austin Banker Bobby Priestley 

As Senior Vice President of Lending, Bobby will lead Centennial BANK's entrance into the Austin market with a loan production office in West Austin.

Learn more about the new Austin office.

Centennial BANK Announces New Chief Credit Officer

The leadership of Centennial BANK is proud to announce the recent hiring of Tanya Miller as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.

Learn more about Tanya Miller.