Two Oklahoma banks have new leaders after recent moves in the executive suite.
Bank7 has named former International Bank of Commerce of Oklahoma executive Tom Travis as its president and CEO.
IBC’s Oklahoma operations will now be led by Bill Schonacher, who most recently was IBC’s Tulsa region president. Andy Levinson took over as IBC’s new Tulsa president.
Bank7 Chairman Brad Haines said Travis is an accomplished leader and career banker with a proven track record. Oklahoma City-based Bank7 has seven offices in Oklahoma and Kansas.
“Customers appreciate a guy who ‘gets it,’ and we welcome Tom’s leadership to our executive management team and look forward to the advantages his experience will bring,” Haines said.
Travis came to Oklahoma in 2004 after being named to IBC’s top Oklahoma position following its acquisition of Local Oklahoma Bank. He helped grow IBC’s Oklahoma operations into a banking division with $2 billion in assets. Travis previously was head of IBC Bank in San Antonio.
“What drew me to Bank7 was the opportunity to blend a long corporate banking career with a profitable bank and an entrepreneurial leader in Brad,” Travis said.
Schonacher, who has 22 years of experience in banking, will take over IBC’s Oklahoma operations, which includes overseeing its commercial lending department and its 52 retail locations.
“Bill will certainly continue the market’s legacy of customer service excellence. You can see from his personal involvement in community service that he exemplifies the ‘We Do More’ attitude,” IBC Bank Chairman and CEO Dennis Nixon said. “Further, IBC Bank views Oklahoma as a strong growth market with great opportunities for development and expansion.”
Levinson, previously IBC’s senior vice president of commercial lending in Tulsa, has been in the banking industry for 12 years, including the last nine years with IBC Bank.
“Andy’s promotion is well-deserved,” Schonacher said. “His heart is clearly in Tulsa and it’s great to have someone with his leadership qualifications and deep ties to the community ready to step in.”
IBC Bank is a subsidiary of Laredo, Texas-based International Bancshares Corp.