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 Chairman and CEO Alan B. White


Alan B. White

Chairman and CEO, PlainsCapital Corporation
Chairman, PlainsCapital Bank

Areas of Responsibility

  • Leads PlainsCapital Corporation’s strategic direction and oversees the Corporation’s management
  • Chairman of PlainsCapital Corporation, PlainsCapital Bank, PlainsCapital Securities LLC, PlainsCapital Equity and PlainsCapital Insurance Services LLC boards of directors
  • Serves on the board of directors of Hilltop Holdings Inc. as vice chairman
  • Serves on the boards of directors of FirstSouthwest Holdings LLC, PrimeLending and PlainsCapital Bank Lubbock Advisory Board


  • Visionary entrepreneur and tireless community leader
  • Founded PlainsCapital Corporation in 1987, and acquired Plains National Bank (later renamed PlainsCapital Bank) in 1988
  • Continues to drive the Corporation’s unprecedented growth; in the first quarter of 2013, PlainsCapital reached $6.6 billion in assets
  • Expanded PlainsCapital Corporation into a fully diversified financial institution offering banking, investment banking, public finance advisory, asset management, trust and residential mortgages with more than 350 locations in 45 states and more than 4,000 employees nationwide
  • Led PlainsCapital’s acquisitions of FirstSouthwest and PrimeLending
  • Led PlainsCapital's acquisition by merger with Hilltop Holdings
  • Is the champion of PlainsCapital’s relationship-focused approach to delivering financial services



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



  • Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Citizens of the Past 100 Years by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 2008
  • Received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech Alumni Association, 2005
  • Inducted to the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Legacy, 2003
  • Inducted to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame, 2002
  • Named “Outstanding CEO” by Texas Tech Rawls College of Business, 2001
  • Received Texas Tech University Ex-Student’s Association Lauro Cavazos Award, 1999
  • Named “Citizen of the Year” by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, 1995
  • Received the West Texas Museum's Action Award, 1995
  • Received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Leadership Lubbock, 1990


Current Affiliations

  • 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four Local Organizing Committee board of directors
  • Circle Ten Boy Scouts of America honorary board member
  • North Texas Super Bowl Committee chairman
  • Cotton Bowl Athletic Association board of directors
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Living Legend Committee member
  • Dallas Citizens Council member


Past Affiliations

  • Texas Tech Board of Regents chairman
  • 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four Local Organizing Commitee board of directors
  • Super Bowl XLV Host Committee board of directors
  • Texas Tech University President’s Council member
  • Texas Tech School of Business Chief Executive’s Roundtable founding chairman
  • Texas Tech University Foundation executive committee member
  • Red Raider Club chairman
  • Covenant Health System board of trustees chairman
  • Texas Hospital Association board of directors
  • Methodist Hospital System board of trustees chairman


momentum, sustainability
momentum, sustainability