News Article

News Article


PlainsCapital Bank Names Brent Johnston Houston Market President

HOUSTON, TEXAS (Feb. 29, 2016) – As part of PlainsCapital Bank’s expansion in the Houston market, Brent Johnston has been named the new Houston market president. He will lead Houston-area operations from PlainsCapital Bank’s newly opened Kirby Grove location. 

A 29-year veteran of the Houston banking industry, Johnston is responsible for overseeing PlainsCapital Bank’s growing commercial loan and depository business in Houston. Johnston most recently served as executive vice president and manager of corporate banking – Houston for Texas Capital Bank. Prior to that, he was with Guaranty Bank, where he served as executive vice president and managing director of corporate banking and energy. 

Johnston will office at PlainsCapital Bank’s new Kirby Grove location at 2925 Richmond Ave., in the heart of the Upper Kirby District. 

“Brent brings a wealth of commercial banking experience and knowledge of the Houston business community to PlainsCapital Bank,” said Jerry L. Schaffner, President and CEO. “We are excited to be expanding our Houston operations in the growing and dynamic area of the Upper Kirby District. We believe in building strong relationships with our customers, and Brent is the ideal person to lead that mission.” 

As the flagship office in Houston, PlainsCapital’s Kirby Grove location offers a full range of financial services, including: retail and commercial banking, commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate lending, private banking and wealth management products and services. The first floor lobby is currently under construction, however bank offices on the second floor are open and operating. 

Since entering the Houston market in 2013, PlainsCapital Bank has been steadily working on increasing its presence. 

Founded in 1988, PlainsCapital Bank is the sixth largest Texas-headquartered commercial bank based on deposit market share with nearly 70 locations throughout the state. PlainsCapital’s diversified business model, strong capital base, experienced management team and historically stable operating performance has contributed to the company’s consistent growth since its inception. PlainsCapital has the added strength and backing of its holding company, Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings Inc., a diversified financial holding company with $12.4 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2015. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of PlainsCapital Bank’s vibrant and exciting growth here in Houston,” Johnston said. “We are making a strong investment in the future of this area, and we are excited to have a new home in the Kirby Grove development. We are looking forward to adding more locations in the greater-Houston area in the near future.” 

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Johnston is involved with numerous Houston-area organizations including The Halo House Foundation and the Houston Ballet. He is an executive board member of the Linkwood Civic Club and a lifetime member and former committee member for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. 

About Kirby Grove 

Kirby Grove is an 11-acre, mixed-use development within Houston’s Upper Kirby District featuring Class-A office space, multi-family, retail and restaurant components, as well as an urban park. Find more information at 

About PlainsCapital Bank

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, the sixth largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share, operates 68 Texas branches and has more than 1,200 employees providing highly personalized relationship banking through a single point of contact. Offering commercial lending, treasury management, small business banking, private banking, and trust and wealth management services, PlainsCapital Bank empowers responsive, local decision making in each of its major markets: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is part of the PlainsCapital Corporation family of companies. PlainsCapital Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Find more information at 

Source: June 2015 SNL Financial

Download PDF