Board of Directors

SWABC is a Texas nonprofit corporation. Its governing body is a 15-member Board of Directors, plus the Association's officers and its immediate past president. The officers include: the SWABC President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer. SWABC Officers and Directors are elected by SWABC members at the Annual Convention held each September. SWABC Officers terms are for one year. Directors’ terms are for three years, with one-third of the 15 elected each year.

Historically, the SWABC Board of Directors has had a geographic balance, as well as a balance between member lawyers from major cities who primarily represent larger banking organizations and lawyers who represent community banks from smaller communities.

SWABC Board of Directors

PositionFull NameOrganizationCity
PresidentMr. Terrance F. HendersonCharles Schwab Bank, SSBWestlake
President-ElectMr. M. Edward BurdzinskiSpencer Fane LLPHouston
Vice PresidentMr. Michael L. DurhamHienton Curry Wakefield LaVoy, PLLCConroe
Secretary/TreasurerMr. John M. HeasleyTexas Bankers AssociationAustin
Immediate Past PresidentMs. Shanna R. KuzdzalAllegiance BankHouston
DirectorMr. Kwame CainUnity National BankHouston
DirectorMr. Mark D. ConzelmannFirst National Bank TexasKilleen
DirectorMr. Chet A. FenimoreFenimore Kay Harrison LLPAustin
DirectorMs. Jessica Lee FreedsonProsperity BankSugar Land
DirectorMr. Mark S. HaynieIndependent FinancialMcKinney
DirectorMr. Brian R. HerrickPNC Bank, National AssociationHouston
DirectorMr. David M. JonesFirstBank SouthwestAmarillo
DirectorMr. Drew A. KnowlesCommercial Bank of Texas, N.A.Nacogdoches
DirectorMr. James LitzlerCity National BankSulphur Springs
DirectorMr. Justin M. LongCommunityBank of Texas, a Division of Allegiance BankAustin
DirectorMr. Nathan A. McDonaldJohnston Clem Gifford PLLCDallas
DirectorMs. Jami MeadorAmegy Bank, a Division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A.Houston
DirectorMr. Christian E. OttesonOtteson Shapiro LLPDenver
DirectorMr. Trey PennyAmerican National Bank of TexasTerrell
DirectorMr. Brian W. PiersonBancFirstOklahoma City
DirectorMs. Sarah P. SantosDavis & Santos, PLLCSan Antonio
DirectorMs. Allison SkinnerCadence BankBirmingham
DirectorMs. Deana TillotsonInterBankAledo
DirectorMs. Stephanie Laird TolsonHinshaw & Culbertson LLPHouston
Advisory DirectorMs. Sally HenryTexas Tech Law SchoolLubbock
Advisory DirectorMs. Karen M. Neeley Austin