Juanita Dominguez retires from Pecos County State Bank

Juanita Dominguez and her son, Eric, are thankful for the opportunity to work side by side.Juanita Dominguez is retiring from Pecos County State Bank after 43 years of service. She began her tenure at the bank on Aug. 8, 1977 as a secretary. Two years later, she was moved to the note department as a supervisor and then transferred to the compliance department.

In 1985, a lender position became available and she applied for it. She convinced Harlan Lambert, who currently serves as chairman of the board, to give her the opportunity to do the job.

“I am sure he was hesitant as no other female had ever held a lender position in the bank’s history,” Dominguez recalled. “I certainly worked hard to prove I could do the job. I always joked a bit with him that he made the best decision he ever made when he allowed me to be a lender.”

She worked her way up the career ladder to a senior vice president position and has always been grateful for that opportunity.

“As I look back, I have made many great memories and have made many friends and have helped many people along the way,” she adds. “All this time, it did not feel like work because I have enjoyed it greatly and it has become a part of me.”

Dominguez is also thankful for the opportunity to work alongside her son, Eric, who is an active TBA volunteer, having served on the TBA Board of Directors and Bank Leadership Council.