PlainsCapital Bank Expands Austin Lending Team


DALLAS, TX (Aug. 30, 2021) – PlainsCapital Bank recently expanded its commercial banking team in Austin, Texas, with the addition of Laura Kane and Rodney Thompson as senior vice presidents of commercial lending and Carly McCollum as commercial loan officer. Kane and McCollum will serve clients from PlainsCapital’s downtown Austin office at 201 W. 5th St., while Thompson will work from its Westlake branch at 2705 Bee Caves Road.

“We’re excited to welcome Laura, Rodney, and Carly to our Austin lending team—one of our core markets—where they will be instrumental in meeting the lending and banking needs of Texas’ small to mid-size businesses,” said Paul Holubec, Austin region chairman. “Whether our clients want to change the direction of their business or stay on track, it’s our goal to back their financial initiatives with high quality lending solutions and banking advice. Our new lenders’ experience in this field will broaden the spectrum of partners we can serve within the region while strengthening our position as a leading Texas-based bank.”

“The nature of the lending market requires professionals who are capable of serving a wide range of industries,” said Steve Hambrick, Texas region chairman. “Laura, Rodney, and Carly understand what it means to provide exemplary service and well-suited products to business owners, which makes them a good fit for our talented Austin lending group.”

Laura Kocurek Kane

Kane has nearly 25 years of commercial banking experience, primarily in the Austin area. She previously served for 10 years as vice president and Austin market leader at Crockett National Bank’s real estate and banking group. She has extensive commercial banking experience in a broad range of sectors, including owner occupied and investment real estate, construction, industrial, wholesale, land acquisition, recreational land purchases, and nonprofits. Kane received her bachelor’s in Finance with a minor in Spanish from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Rodney Thompson

Thompson has 25 years of financial services experience, including 20 in commercial banking. Most recently, Thompson served as senior vice president at BBVA where he developed relationships between bank and corporate clients. During his time there, he served clients with annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $500 million. Thompson received a BBA from Sam Houston State University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

Carly McCollum

McCollum has more than two years of experience in commercial lending and banking. She served as an associate relationship manager at Frost National Bank in Dallas, Texas, before joining PlainsCapital Bank in Austin, her hometown. McCollum received her BBA in Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

About PlainsCapital Bank

PlainsCapital Bank, the fourth-largest Texas-headquartered bank by deposit market share, operates 59 Texas branches and has approximately 1,100 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, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, the Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio. PlainsCapital Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH). Member FDIC. Find more information at PlainsCapital.com.

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