Undergraduate students in Dr. Scott Hein's Management of Financial Institutions course were able to gain a better real-world understanding of the banking industry when Mark Nurdin, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Region for Bank of Texas, visited the class on Sept. 29. Nurdin graduated from Texas Tech University with bachelor's degrees in Finance and Accounting in 1984, and his son, Hunter, is a current Finance major within the college.
During the class, which contains 28 seniors, Nurdin spoke about his career in the banking industry, including what he did to establish himself; how he dealt with failure and what he did to overcome it; the importance of building relationships; and he finished with advice for students who are pursuing a career in banking.
"I was in their seats when I was a student, and I remember all of the anxiety that went through my head when trying to figure out the next steps in life. I like speaking to students because I want to help them understand what a career in banking can become," Nurdin said. "Entering the professional world is an exciting time, and I feel that speaking with them is my way of giving back."
"From all indications, today's students greatly valued hearing from a former Texas Tech student that has successfully navigated an extended career in banking through all the ups and downs of many years," Dr. Hein said.
About Mark Nurdin
As president and CEO, he oversees the growth strategies in the Fort Worth Region across all lines of business and all product partners, including Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Private Banking and Treasury Services.
A 30-year banking veteran, Nurdin spent 13 years with Wells Fargo and 12 years at Bank One (now Chase). His breadth of financial experience, track record of success and strong drive for results is a tremendous asset to Bank of Texas.
Actively involved in the community, Nurdin is a Board of Director member for Bank of Texas, the United Way of Tarrant County, Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, Fort Worth Sister Cities and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association. He is also active with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Nurdin is a current member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, was a past President and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has been associated with the Salvation Army, the American Heart Association, Leadership Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate and the Cowtown Executives Association.
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