Brannon Hamblen, President. Prior to assuming the role of President in July 2021, Mr. Hamblen served as President and Chief Operating Officer – Real Estate Specialties Group (“RESG”) since 2018. Mr. Hamblen joined the Bank in 2008 and served as Senior Vice President, Originations from 2008 to 2012, Director of Asset Management – RESG from 2012 to 2017, and Chief Operating Officer – RESG in 2017 until he was named President and Chief Operating Officer – RESG in 2018. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Hamblen worked in the real estate consulting practices of Ernst & Young/Kenneth Leventhal and KPMG, and in acquisitions, development, asset management, and capital markets with R.M. Crowe Company, a large Dallas-based, privately owned real estate owner/operator. Mr. Hamblen holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and a M.S. in Land Economics & Real Estate from Texas A&M University.