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Company History & Leadership

Company History

TrustTexas Bank, SSB is a state-chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Cuero, Texas which offers full-service financial products to DeWitt, Victoria, Hays, Comal, Guadalupe, and the surrounding areas. The company provides 77 jobs and is active in each district providing volunteer services, as well as economic development contributions to help make each community unique. As of December 31, 2022, the Bank had $379 million in assets, $367 million in deposits, and capital totaling $46 million.

In addition to its Corporate Office, which includes the Cuero branch at the same location, the Bank has five other branches, two of which are located in Victoria, one in Yorktown, one in Kyle, as well as a branch in New Braunfels, Texas.

The Bank was founded and originally chartered in 1921 by local community leaders to promote homeownership and provide a place for local residents to invest in savings. The original charter of Cuero Federal Savings and Loan Association was that of a federally chartered mutual association and it was subsequently converted to a state savings bank in 1998 under the name of Cuero State Bank, s.s.b. In 2006 the Bank expanded its markets by building a bigger product set, upgrading its technology infrastructure, and changing the name to TrustTexas Bank, SSB.

Shortly after the 2006 name change, the company expanded its corporate structure to include a three-tiered mutual holding company – TrustTexas Mutual Holding Company, TrustTexas Financial Group Inc., and TrustTexas Bank, SSB. This change was to ensure the long-term viability of the company and to help aid with expansion and diversification.

In 2007 TrustTexas Bank, SSB added a loan production office in Buda, Texas extending its customer base in central Texas. In December 2009 the Buda loan production office was converted into a full-service branch in the neighboring community of Kyle, Texas. In 2014 TrustTexas Bank opened a branch in New Braunfels, Texas and seven years later, opened a loan production office in Hutto, Texas in 2021.

The Bank has had a long-standing tradition of having a local Board of Directors who are active ambassadors in the markets that the bank serves. The longevity of not only loyal employees, but a long-standing Board of Directors, has led to a strong corporate culture and added to the long-term viability of the company. The Bank continues to put the customer’s needs first by expanding its company structure, product lines, and core services.


Board of Directors

Chairman: Mr. Greg W. Gossett
Owner, Allied Feeds, Inc.

Vice Chairman: Dr. Barry A. Wineinger, OD
Retired, Eyecare of Cuero

Director: Mr. Kenneth W. Stimson
Retired, Stimson Furniture Co. & Ashley Furniture

Director: Mr. Raymond H. Reese,
Partner - Attorney, Dietze and Reese LLP

Director: Mr. John D. “Jay" Howard
President - Chief Executive Officer of TrustTexas Bank

Director: Mr. Michael C. Weber III
President and General Manager of Weber Motor Company

Director: Mr. Harris Fielding Hickey
CTO, Senior Project Manager, Lead Software Developer of Encompass Technologies, LLC
Founder, Account Manager, Lead Developer of Blue Notebook Media, LLC

Director: Mr. Anthony J. Netardus
DeWitt County Extension Agent - Agriculture Program Leader, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 



John D. Howard
President - Chief Executive Officer

Bryan K. Haun
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer

Christi Cornel
Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer

Cheryl R. Bramlette
Senior Vice President - Secretary to the Board

Lori M. Goldman
Executive Vice President - Compliance Officer/BSA

Miranda Corpus
Executive Vice President - Retail Service Administrator

Kristie Tieken
Senior Vice President - Loan Operations

Wendy Davis
Vice President - Accounting and CRA Officer

Marlayna McKinley
Vice President - Credit Administration Officer

Charlotte M. Styra
Vice President - Human Resources Manager

Melody Simper
Assistant Vice President - Loan Operations Insurance Clerk

Elizabeth "Sue" Gutierrez
Assistant Vice President - Lead Loan Processor

Kimberly Barron
Assistant Vice President - Loan Servicing Manager

Shelly Parker
Assistant Vice President - Information Security Officer

Cuero Branch

Dannielle Starkey
Assistant Vice President Branch Manager

Yorktown Branch

Valda B. Lamprecht
Vice President - Branch Manager

Laurent Branch

Alexis Mahan
Assistant Vice President - Branch Manager

Sam Houston Branch

Larry Lahodny
Senior Vice President - Loan Officer

Jared Bittlebrun
Senior Vice President – Loan Officer

JoAnna Powell
Vice President - Regional Branch Manager South

Johanna Garza
Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager

New Braunfels Branch

Kim Mosier
Vice President – Regional Branch Manager North

Kyle Suer
Assistant Vice President - Loan Officer

Brittani Hackfeld
Branch Manager

Kyle Branch

Pamela Pritchett
Vice President - Branch Manager

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