AAEC banking conference Distinguished Service Award goes to Joe Kim King
By: Norman Martin
Brady-based banking CEO JoeKim King was presented the ‘2022 Distinguished Banking Service Award' at the 49th Annual Bankers Agricultural Credit Conference in Lubbock. The longtime executive with Brady National Bank received the honor on Friday (Nov. 18) during an awards presentation at the International Cultural Center on the Texas Tech campus.
“Kim King has been a long time contributor to community banking in west Texas,” said Phillip Johnson, chair of Tech's Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and director of the university's Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute. “Mr. King has given much time and effort to serving his community and the banking industry.”
The distinguished service award is given by the agricultural credit conference to recognize individuals in the banking industry who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinctive credit to the financial profession, Johnson said.
A native of Brady, King has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry. He previously served as president of First National Bank in Lockney and First National Bank in Plainview. King received his bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas Tech and a master's degree in agriculture from Texas A&M. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
King's industry involvement includes prior service on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as being Independent Bankers Association of Texas's Services Chair. In addition, he has served as chair of the board of Brady National Bank and a board member of Citizens Bank in Abilene, Bank of Texas in Midland, and The Independent Bankers Bank in Dallas.
Johnson, who also holds Texas Tech's Charles C. Thompson Endowed Chair in Agricultural Finance, noted that annual bankers agricultural conference addresses issues and topics related to agricultural lending, agricultural economy, legal and regulatory issues, commodity outlook and other issues of interest to rural bankers and lenders. The conference is directed by a board of directors made up of representatives from area banks.
CONTACT: Phillip Johnson, chair and director of the Thornton Agricultural Finance Institute, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-0474 or email@example.com
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