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Jerry Schaffner

President and CEO

PlainsCapital Bank

Areas of Responsibility

  • Leads the strategic direction of PlainsCapital Bank 
  • Oversees all core banking, lending and funding activities for PlainsCapital Bank 
  • Serves on the PlainsCapital Bank board of directors 
  • Serves on the FirstSouthwest and PrimeLending boards of directors


  • More than 30 years of experience in banking with expertise in lending 
  • Named president and CEO of PlainsCapital Bank in November 2010
  • Named banking group president in 2004
  • Promoted to chief lending officer in 1997
  • Joined PlainsCapital in 1988 as a vice president 
  • Grew the net income of PlainsCapital Bank by 362 percent over 12 years 
  • Increased PlainsCapital Bank’s loan portfolio by 515 percent over 12 years
  • Champion of PlainsCapital’s long-standing commitment to responsible lending practices


  • B.B.A. in finance, Texas Tech University


  • Leadership Lubbock graduate 
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Current Affiliations

  • American Cancer Society volunteer 
  • Texas Tech University Chancellor’s Council member 
  • Texas Tech University Red Raider Club member
  • Texas Bankers Association board member

Past Affiliations

  • Former Lubbock Zoning Board of Adjustments member 
  • Former Governor Appointed Texas Real Estate Research Center Advisory Board member