John Steinmetz named ‘Most Admired CEO’

John D. SteinmetzJohn D. Steinmetz, president and CEO of Vista Bank, one of Texas’ fastest-growing banks, was recently named one of the “2019 Most Admired CEOs” by the Dallas Business Journal. Steinmetz will join 19 other CEOs at a celebratory dinner at the Belo Mansion on Sept. 25.

Hundreds of CEOs were nominated by their peers earlier this year. Qualifying nominees then took part in a peer-voting process in which executives rated colleagues in their industry based on an indexed scoring system.

The Dallas Business Journal established the Most Admired CEO Awards in 2018 to recognize executives highly respected by their peers, team members and community for the ability to inspire others, build an inclusive, collaborative culture, exercise professional integrity and give back to the community of Dallas.

Some of the past and current recipients include Zack Hicks, CEO of Toyota Connected North America; Keith Cargill, president and CEO of Texas Capital Bank; Tony Sarsam, CEO of Borden Dairy; Jason McCann, co-founder and CEO of Varidesk; Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International; Malcolm Holland, president and CEO of Veritex Community Bank; and Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White.

“I am humbled to be named among such an impressive group and appreciate the vote of confidence from my peers,” said Steinmetz. “It’s an honor to work with so many incredible Vista team members and I know, without a doubt, I would not even be considered for such an award without them.”

Established in 1912, Vista Bank operates 15 locations across Texas. Under Steinmetz’ leadership, assets have grown by 596%, breaking Vista into the Top 100 Texas banks by asset size last year. Steinmetz expanded the bank’s footprint beyond its West Texas roots to include Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas locations.

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