Texas Tech University

E.W. & J. David Williams Institute for Community Banking & Finance

Made possible by a generous gift from longtime Texas Tech supporter and community bank executive J. David Williams, and his wife Amanda, the E.W. & J. David Williams Institute for Community Banking & Finance provides broad support for Rawls College's thriving banking and finance programs. Complementing the Area of Finance, the Excellence in Banking Program, and the School of Banking, the institute seeks to be recognized nationwide for its sponsorship, support, development, and distribution of outstanding educational, research, outreach, and advocacy programs, materials, and communication focusing on finance generally, and community banking more specifically.

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Advisory Board

Stephanie Bohn

Bohn, Stephanie

Assistant Director, Texas Tech School of Banking, Rawls College

Jack Cooney

Cooney, Jack Ph. D

Professor, Finance, Area Coordinator, and John Walker Professor in Finance, Rawls College

Angela Harper

Harper, Angela

EVP - Chief Risk Officer, Veritex Bank, Dallas

Scott Hein

Hein, Scott Ph. D

Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Rawls College

Michelle Hodge

Hodge, Michelle

Enterprise Risk Management/Regulatory Liaison, Industry Bancshares, Austin

Bud Holmes

Holmes, Bud

Lubbock Market President, American State Bank, Lubbock

Mike Mauldin

Mauldin, Mike

Professor of Practice and Director of the Excellence in Banking Program, Rawls College

Jeff Mercer

Mercer, Jeff Ph. D

Professor and E.W. Williams / Centennial Bank Chair in Finance; Director of the Williams Institute; Director of the Texas Tech School of Banking, Rawls College

Michael O'Rourke

O'Rourke, Michael G.

President & CEO, TIB, Farmers Branch

Steve Scurlock

Scurlock, Steve

EVP - Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, IBAT, Austin

Anne Voisinet

Voisinet, Anne

Chief Financial Officer, Benchmark Bank, Dallas

David Williams

Williams, David J.

Chairman of the Board, Gulf Capital Bank, Houston

Drew Winters

Winters, Drew Ph. D

Professor and Lucille and Raymend Pickering Chair in Finance, Rawls College