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Texas First Bank Announces Key Promotions


Texas First Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Lela Snyder to Senior VP of Visa Card Operations and Consumer Lending, Matt Crable to Regional Loan President and SBA Manager, and Kenneth Holbrook to Regional Loan President for the Northern Region.

"Kenneth, Lela, and Matt embody so many of the wonderful values we stand for here at Texas First, and their contributions over the past decade have been invaluable. We are proud to promote these three outstanding individuals today. Their leading customer service and extensive subject matter knowledge has already and will continue to allow us to provide premier banking and financial services to individuals and companies throughout the Texas Gulf Coast," said Christopher Doyle, CEO of Texas First Bank.

Lela Snyder is the head of Texas First Bank's Visa Operations and Consumer Lending. She joined Texas First in 2006 with more than 25 years of experience in banking. She started by working as a teller during college breaks, progressing through consumer lending, mortgage operations, accounting, asset/liability management, credit card and merchant operations, compliance, credit administration and underwriting. Lela serves on ICBA Bancard's Advisory Council, is a president of the Rotary Club of the Mainland and past president of the Baytown Pilot Club. She received her Bachelors of Science from Louisiana State University and resides in Clear Lake with her husband, Whit. She has two sons, Brock and Kent, and a two-year old grandson, Elijah.

Matt Crable is the head of Texas First Bank's SBA Lending Department. He joined the SBA Lending Department at Texas First Bank in 2004 as an underwriter and loan closer. He later became a Business Development Officer and then became the Department Manager in 2010. Matt currently serves as the President of the Houston Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (HAGGL) and is the Region 9 President for the Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). Matt received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Texas Tech University and has graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) with Distinction. He resides in Santa Fe with his wife, Jessie, and their three sons, Mason, Miles, and Max.

Kenneth Holbrook is Regional Loan President for the Northern Region. He joined Texas First Bank as Vice President and Loan Officer in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2013 following his accomplishments growing loan production, specifically for small to middle market customers. Kenneth currently serves as an Advisory Board Director for the Salvation Army Houston and is Treasurer of the Galleria River Oaks Rotary Club. He is also currently attending the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and resides in Katy with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Austin and Hope.

Texas First Bank is proud to have Matt, Kenneth, and Lela as part of the team. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Your hard work is truly appreciated.