Statement of TBA President & CEO Chris Furlow on the Passing of Rick Smith

“The Texas Bankers Association family was shocked to learn of the unexpected passing of Rick Smith on July 25. Rick committed his professional life to our industry and to his fellow bankers. He uniquely served as both Chairman of TBA, the elected volunteer leader of the organization, and as President & CEO, managing TBA’s professional staff and operations. The Board of Directors, executive leadership, and employees of TBA express our deepest condolences to Rick’s wife, Kathy, and their surviving son, David. They will be in our prayers at this difficult time.”

Rick Smith served as TBA Chairman from 1994 – 1995. He later served as President & CEO from 1999 - 2009.