Peoples Bank News

Work Anniversary
Feb
19

Congratulations to the following employees who are celebrating their work anniversary with us this week! Kira Schulte, Teller at Nazareth, has been with us for 7 years. Tanya Ethridge, Assistant Vice President and Lending Assistant at Nazareth, has been with us for 11 years. We appreciate all their hard work and dedication!

Work Anniversary
Feb
14

Congratulations to the following employees who are celebrating their work anniversary with us this week! Anthony Foerster, Senior Vice President and Lender/ Branch Manager at Shallowater, has been with us for 12 years. Josh Gandy, Vice President and Lender at Lorenzo and Slaton, has also been with us for 12 years. We appreciate all their hard work and dedication!

Work Anniversary
Feb
14

Please join us in congratulating the following employees who are celebrating anniversaries this month! DeeDee Schmucker, Lending Assistant and Banking Officer, has been with us for 2 years. Baraka Murimi, Internal Auditor and Banking Officer, has been with us for 3 years. Kelli Lytle, Customer Account Representative/Lending Assistant and Banking Officer, has been with us for 5 years. Patti Dycus, Branch Manager at Lorenzo and Senior Vice President, has been with us for 31 years. Thanks to each of you for all you do for Peoples Bank and our customers!

Brett Cate
Jan
30

Peoples Bank announced the addition of Brett Cate to the Peoples Bank Board of Directors. Cate graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and earned his Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2010. He is currently the Chief Sales Officer for Tyler Technologies, Inc. and is a partner in the family business. Cate serves on the board of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and on the Advisory Board for Lubbock Christian University School of Business. In addition to those boards, he serves on the Board of Jochebed’s Hope, an organization that serves children of Indonesia. He is married to Sherry Cate and they attend Monterey Church of Christ. They have two daughters, Tucker Cate and Jordan DeBolt.

Work Anniversary
Jan
30

Congratulations to Johnathan, Melanie, and Mark who are celebrating their work anniversaries this month! Johnathan Surratt, IT Department Manager and Banking Officer, has been with us for 12 years. Melanie Emmel, Manager of Teller Operations and Senior Vice President, has been with us for 11 years. Mark Woods, Information Security Officer and Human Resources, Vice President, has been with us for 3 years. We're so grateful to have them on our team!

Melanie Emmel Promotion
Jan
17

Melanie Emmel was promoted to Senior Vice President and serves as the Manager of Teller Operations for all of our branches. She has been with Peoples Bank for ten years. Emmel volunteers with Meals on Wheels and Homework Hall, a tutoring program at a local elementary school. She is married to Brian, and they have two children, Hope and Eric. “Melanie is an amazing ray of sunshine with her great attitude, wealth of knowledge, loyalty and dedication,” said Larry Allen, CEO and Chairman of Peoples Bank.

Congratulations Walt Hagood
Jan
17

Congratulations to Peoples Bank Board of Director, Walt Hagood, for being named State Director District 2 for Texas Farm Bureau. Hagood, of Wolfforth, is a cotton farmer and married to Glinda, a school teacher. They have two daughters and five grandkids. He has served on the board at Peoples Bank for 19 years.

Kelli Sehon Promotion
Jan
17

Kelli Sehon was promoted to Bank Secrecy Act Officer and is an Assistant Vice President. Sehon joined Peoples Bank in 2013 and has been in banking for 17 years. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, as well. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and spoiling her nieces and nephew.“Kelli is quick to lend a hand to anyone that asks and always has a great, positive attitude,” said Larry Allen, CEO and Chairman of Peoples Bank.

Lacie Walton Promotion
Jan
17

Peoples Bank Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Larry Allen, announced the promotion of Lacie Walton to Mortgage Department Manager. Walton has been with Peoples Bank for five years and has 25 years of experience in mortgage banking. She graduated from Frenship High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Texas Tech University. Walton is very active with the West Texas Homebuilders Association and the Lubbock Board of Realtors. She also serves on the finance committee at Wolfforth United Methodist Church and volunteers with Lubbock Meals on Wheels and Homework Hall, a tutoring program that Peoples Bank participates in at Miller Elementary.Lacie is married to her college sweetheart, Mike Walton, and they have one daughter, Carley. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read books and she is an avid Red Raider fan!

Baraka Murimi Promotion
Jan
17

Baraka Murimi was promoted to Banking Officer and Internal Auditor. Murimi has been with Peoples Bank for 2 years. He earned his Accounting Degree with a specialization in Internal Audit from Louisiana State University. He volunteers with Camp Read a Lot and Homework Hall, two tutoring programs that Peoples Bank participates in at local elementary schools, Wright Elementary and Miller Elementary. Murimi and his wife, Brandy, have a son, Bradyn.“Baraka is a quick learner, has a very pleasant demeanor and attitude,” said Larry Allen, CEO and Chairman of Peoples Bank. “He strives to be the best in all he does,” Allen said.