Local Banker Awarded Statewide Award

SVP, Loan Services Division Manager, Crystal Wagoner has been selected as an Emerging Leader in the banking industry by the Texas Bankers Foundation and was honored at the Texas Bankers Association’s 136th Annual Convention in Austin during a special awards luncheon on Aug. 26.

“We’re honored to have Crystal Wagoner as an Emerging Leader Recipient; she has proven to be a strong leader and continues to impact the bank tremendously through her leadership and expertise,” said FCB Chief Financial Officer, Phyllis Bechner.

Launched in 2019 by the Texas Bankers Foundation in collaboration with the Bank Leadership Council, the Emerging Leader Award honors bankers who have had a positive impact on the banking industry and who represent the best values of Texas community banking.

Wagoner is originally from Big Spring, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M in accounting and finance and started with FCB in 2013.

To be honored, bankers must have five years of experience in banking, be an employee of a TBA member banking institution and be nominated by the bank president, CEO or board chairman.

“We are both excited and very proud to recognize the 2021 Emerging Leader Award recipients and our third class of honorees,” said Chris Furlow, president & CEO of the Texas Bankers Association. “This diverse group of outstanding bankers will help lead the Texas banking industry into the future and we’re thrilled to celebrate the work they’re doing throughout the state of Texas.”

For 32 years, the Texas Bankers Association and Foundation have honored those who have served in the banking industry for 50 years or more. The Foundation has since expanded its awards portfolio to recognize banks and TBA members who give back to the community, promote financial literacy and showcase excellence in their fields.

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