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Officers & Directors

Executive Officers
Kevin J. Hanigan
President & CEO
J. Mays Davenport
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
 
Scott A. Almy
Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel
Charles D. Eikenberg
Executive VP, Community Banking
 
Thomas S. Swiley
Executive VP & Chief Lending Officer
 



Kevin J. Hanigan
Mr. Hanigan is a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, positions he has held since the completion of the Highlands Bank acquisition with and into the Company in April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hanigan was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bank, serving in those roles since 2010. Prior to joining Highlands Bank, Mr. Hanigan was employed by Guaranty Bank starting in 1996, serving in numerous capacities including Chief Lending Officer, Executive in charge of Retail Banking, and finally as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bank and its parent company, Guaranty Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Hanigan began his career with Bank of the Southwest in Houston in June 1980. Mr. Hanigan earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. With more than 36 years of experience working in the banking industry in Texas and serving as chief executive officer of several institutions, Mr. Hanigan brings outstanding leadership skills and a deep understanding of the local banking market and issues facing the banking industry. Mr Hanigan serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Dallas and the Dallas Citizen's Council.

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J. Mays Davenport
Mr. Davenport serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank, positions he has held since the completion of the merger with LegacyTexas Group, Inc. in January 2015. Mr. Davenport oversees the Finance and Treasury functions of the Company, and also serves as a Director of LegacyTexas Title. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Davenport served as Executive Vice President of LegacyTexas Bank since December 2004. Mr. Davenport is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and has been serving the Texas banking community for over twenty years, including fourteen years in the practice of public accountancy with Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton, Fisk & Robinson and McGladrey LLP. Mr. Davenport is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting.

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Scott A. Almy
Mr. Almy serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel of the Company and the Bank where he oversees the credit, loan administration, risk, compliance, audit, information technology, human resources and legal functions of the Company and has more than 25 years of bank regulatory expertise. Prior to joining the Company in July 2012, Mr. Almy was the managing member of a private law firm in Dallas, where he focused on regulatory and transactional matters affecting banks, bank holding companies and other financial firms. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Guaranty Financial Group, Inc. serving as general counsel and secretary for the company and its subsidiary, Guaranty Bank. Mr. Almy has a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University. He also completed the Executive Education Program in Advanced Risk Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Charles D. Eikenberg
Mr. Eikenberg serves as Executive Vice President of Community Banking for the Company and the Bank where he oversees the community banking, administrative operations and marketing functions of the Bank. He has over 35 years of experience as a Texas banker, primarily focused on consumer and retail banking. Mr. Eikenberg joined the Company as head of Community Banking in 2012 when the Company merged with Highlands Bank, where he served as Chief Retail Officer. Prior to joining Highlands, Mr. Eikenberg served as Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Banking at Guaranty Bank from 2006-2010. Prior to Guaranty he was with Bank One/Chase since 1990, serving in numerous senior positions for retail credit, investments and branch distribution. Mr. Eikenberg holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a Bachelors Degree from Baylor University.

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Thomas S. Swiley
Mr. Swiley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Company and the Bank since July 2012. Mr. Swiley oversees the Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Entrepreneurial Banking, Commercial Real Estate and Warehouse Lending Divisions of the Company, along with the Treasury Management Sales function. Mr. Swiley's extensive Texas banking career spans over thirty-five years, and includes six years as President, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of Texas, N.A. He has also held various executive positions with other commercial banks, primarily with Bank of America and its predecessors. Mr. Swiley holds both a M.B.A. and B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

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Board of Directors of LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. and LegacyTexas Bank
 
Anthony J. LeVecchio
Chairman
George Fisk
Vice Chairman
 
Arcilia Acosta
Kevin J. Hanigan
 
Bruce Hunt
Brian McCall
 
Karen H. O'Shea
Greg Wilkinson
 



Anthony J. LeVecchio
Mr. LeVecchio joined the Board of Directors of the Company (including its predecessor entity) and the Bank in September 2006. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014. Mr. LeVecchio is President and Principal of The James Group, Inc., a Plano, Texas-based consulting group that focuses on providing executive support to businesses throughout the United States. In 2014, he was named Outstanding Public Company Director by Dallas Business Journal and the North Texas National Association of Corporate Directors. Prior to founding The James Group, Mr. LeVecchio served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VHA Southwest Inc., a regional health care system comprised of not-for-profit hospitals in Texas. Before VHA Southwest, Mr. LeVecchio served in various senior financial management capacities with Phillips Information Systems, Exxon Office Systems and Xerox Corporation. Mr. LeVecchio currently serves on the boards of directors of Ascendant Solutions (a publicly traded value-oriented investment firm based in Dallas) and UniPixel (a publicly traded technology company based in Santa Clara, California). Mr. LeVecchio also served on the boards of directors of DG Fast Channel (a publicly traded technology company based in Dallas, Texas) until July 2011and Microtune, Inc. (a former publicly traded radio frequency silicon and systems company based in Plano, Texas) until November 2010. Mr. LeVecchio, who serves as our audit committee financial expert, holds a Bachelor of Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rollins College where he serves on the Board of Trustees. Mr. LeVecchio is a lecturing professor for financial statement analysis classes in the undergraduate and MBA programs at the University of Texas, Dallas. His broad experience serving on the boards of publicly traded companies, together with his expertise and extensive experience in accounting and finance and his sharp focus on the financial efficiency and profitability of the institution, have contributed significantly to our efforts since he joined the Board in 2006.

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George Fisk
Mr. Fisk joined the Board of Directors of the Company and of the Bank in January 2015 as Vice Chairman, following completion of the merger with LegacyTexas Group, Inc., where Mr. Fisk served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman since 2004. Between 2001 and 2004, Mr. Fisk served as a partner at McGladrey LLP, an independent accounting and consulting firm. Prior to joining McGladrey LLP, Mr. Fisk served as a shareholder of Fisk & Robinson, P.C., which merged with McGladrey LLP in 2001. He has worked in the financial services sector for more than 40 years. He currently serves as a board member of the Independent Bankers Financial Corporation, the Freeman Companies and Jesuit College Preparatory School Foundation. Mr. Fisk is a member of the Chief Executives Round Table, a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a former advisory board member of the College of Business of the University of North Texas and the Texas Tech University Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Fisk holds a B.A. in government from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. in banking and finance from the University of North Texas. Mr. Fisk is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Arcilia Acosta
Ms. Acosta is the President and CEO of CARCON Industries & Construction, specializing in commercial, institutional and transportation construction, and is also the CEO and controlling principal of STL Engineers. Ms. Acosta has served as a Director of Energy Future Holdings Corporation since May 2008, where she serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Ms. Acosta also serves on the Board of Directors of Energy Future Competitive Holdings Company LLC, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC, the Dallas Citizens Council, U.T. Southwestern Board of Visitors and the Texas Tech National Alumni Association.

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Kevin J. Hanigan
Mr. Hanigan is a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, positions he has held since the completion of the Highlands Bank acquisition with and into the Company in April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hanigan was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bank, serving in those roles since 2010. Prior to joining Highlands Bank, Mr. Hanigan was employed by Guaranty Bank starting in 1996, serving in numerous capacities including Chief Lending Officer, Executive in charge of Retail Banking, and finally as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bank and its parent company, Guaranty Financial Group, Inc. Mr. Hanigan began his career with Bank of the Southwest in Houston in June 1980. Mr. Hanigan earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. With more than 36 years of experience working in the banking industry in Texas and serving as chief executive officer of several institutions, Mr. Hanigan brings outstanding leadership skills and a deep understanding of the local banking market and issues facing the banking industry. Mr. Hanigan serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Dallas and the Dallas Citizen's Council.

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Bruce Hunt
Mr. Hunt joined the Board of Directors of the Company and of the Bank in 2012, following completion of the merger of Highlands Bancshares, Inc. with and into the Company. Mr. Hunt is President of Petro-Hunt, L.L.C., an independent oil and gas production company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Hunt is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BBA in Petroleum Land Management. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) and is the independent lead director for that company. Mr. Hunt is active in a number of industry and professional organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API), Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA), National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and All-American Wildcatters. Mr. Hunt serves on the Board of Trustees at Texas Christian University (TCU) and is a past member of the International Board of Visitors at TCU's Neeley School of Business. Mr. Hunt is an experienced business leader. The depth and breadth of his general business knowledge, coupled with the experience he has gained as a director of Highlands Bancshares and as the lead independent director for another publicly held company makes Mr. Hunt a valuable addition to the Board.

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Brian McCall
Brian McCall has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since 2011 and of the Bank since 2009. McCall is chancellor of the Texas State University System, the oldest and third-largest university system in Texas, comprising eight institutions with more than 84,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. He previously served in the Texas House of Representatives, first elected in 1991 to represent the areas of North Dallas, Frisco, Allen, and Plano. As a representative, McCall served as chairman of the House Calendars Committee and as a member of the Higher Education Committee. Texas Monthly named him one of the "10 Best" legislators of the 2009 session. McCall was President of Westminster Capital Corporation, an investment firm focused on acquisitions primarily in software and technology. A long-time civic and community volunteer, McCall was founder and chairman of the board of The Empowerment Project, a non-profit organization which has sent more than $10 million worth of math and science books to disadvantaged schools in the Republic of South Africa, and helped construct a library in Vietnam through the Libraries of Love organization. McCall's management and legislative expertise, as well as his civic and community involvement, give him a broad range of experience and knowledge which he draws upon for service on our Board and his assigned committees.

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Karen H. O'Shea
Ms. O'Shea has served on the Board of Directors of the Company (including its predecessor entity) since its inception in 2006 and of the Bank (including its predecessor entity) since 1998. Prior to her retirement in 2008, she was Vice President of Communications and Public Relations for Lennox International Inc., a NYSE-listed manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment. During her 25 years at Lennox, Ms. O'Shea's responsibilities included media relations, corporate communications, investor relations and human resources, including compensation and employee development. Prior to her tenure at Lennox, she was a teacher, an owner and manager of a retail business, and an editor for a major Texas metropolitan newspaper. She also served on the Board of Directors of Richardson Regional Medical Center for eight years, including a term as Vice-Chairman.

Ms. O'Shea's expertise in corporate communications for a NYSE-listed company and her experience in human resources, employee development and compensation, as well as her experience on the boards of both a large regional medical institution and a publicly traded financial institution, give her a broad range of experience she draws upon for her service on our board and her assigned committees.

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Greg Wilkinson
Mr. Wilkinson joined the Board of Directors of the Company and of the Bank in January 2015, following completion of the merger with LegacyTexas Group, Inc., where Mr. Wilkinson served on the Board of Directors of LegacyTexas Bank since 2007. Mr. Wilkinson has served in various capacities at Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors since 1985, where he is currently Co-Chairman. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the regional division of a worldwide general contractor. Mr. Wilkinson has over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. At the appointment of Governor Perry, Mr. Wilkinson served on the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System for six years, and also served 12 years on the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Properties Committee. He is a past Board member of the Real Estate Council (TREC) and Circle Ten Council of Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Wilkinson earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, and completed advanced management education programs at both Southern Methodist University and Penn State University.

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