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Most banks are institutional. At Texas Security Bank, we’re entrepreneurial. We founded our bank in 2008, and with inspiration and hard work, we grew into the multiple-branch organization that we are now. We focus on supporting independent business owners, and we’re uniquely qualified to support you. Together, let’s make this the best year ever.

Executive Team

Texas Security Bank is a bank created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. In addition to decades in banking, our executives know what it's like to start and run a business. Building our own business has given us a sense of solidarity with other business owners. That's why all our services, including our continuing education, are designed to help business owners succeed. We owe a debt to free enterprise, so everything we do is driven by a singular mission to Elevate the Champions of Free Enterprise.  

Craig Scheef

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Craig is the Founder of Texas Security Bank with total assets of over $1 Billion. Craig’s leadership continues to propel the bank into a highly recognized financial institution providing banking and education services. Craig has over 35 years’ experience as a Commercial banker and is a trusted resource for owner managed businesses.

Drew Keith

President, Board of Directors

Drew is a Founder of Texas Security Bank with over 35 years of commercial banking and finance experience. Drew previously served as the Bank’s CFO & COO since 2018. Drew brings a wealth of experience to his role having been a public company CFO in the airfreight logistics industry, and CFO with private companies in real estate development, trucking, home-building, and property management.

Ben Parkey

Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer

Ben has over 22 years banking experience as a Leader and Commercial Banker.  He was an integral part of Texas Security Bank’s support during the PPP loan application process and has extensive experience in both commercial banking and finance.  Ben has been instrumental in his leadership with the young commercial bankers, mentoring relationship managers, and assisting with loan structuring and underwriting processes, to help grow the organizations presence in the Dallas- Ft. Worth.  He has a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from SMU.

Chris Jones

Executive Vice President, Special Assets & Projects, Board of Directors

Chris has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years, serving in various roles from Middle Market Lending to Business Development. He was President of Allied Capital Partners before becoming one of the Founders of Texas Security Bank. Chris’ business expertise and financial knowledge provide information and guidance to customers across the industry spectrum.

Shon Cass

Executive Vice President, Chief Experience Officer

Shon is a Founder at Texas Security Bank and has been in banking and financial services for over 25 years. In Shon’s role as Chief Experience Officer, he directs all aspects of integrated support, deposit operations and digital banking product management teams leading those operational teams to earn a net promoter score far outpacing the industry. Shon is a recognized expert in Digital Banking.

Traci Spratt

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

With more than 12 years of banking experience, Traci leads accounting operations, oversees internal and external financial reporting, manages regulatory reporting, and serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors for both the Holding Company and the Bank.  Additionally, Traci is the management liaison to the Audit Committee and manages the Bank’s independent audit, internal audit, and certain compliance reporting.  Traci is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a master’s degree accounting from the University of North Texas.

Leadership Team

The leadership team at Texas Security Bank is the cornerstone of its success. The team is committed to creating a rich culture of teamwork, innovation, and winning, for its customers and employees. The ability to embody and lead with the core values at the center of the decision-making process has contributed to the growth of the organization and key to Texas Security Bank’s accomplishments. Texas Security Bank has a team of champions that know what it takes to turn a dream into a company.

Group photo of the Texas Security Bank's Leadership Team
(Left to Right): Shon Cass - Executive Vice President, Chief Experience Officer; Libby Smith - Executive Vice President, Mortgage Lending; Drew Keith - President; Lynne Minter -Vice President, Director of Human Resources; John Levinski - Senior Vice President, Managing Director Commercial Real Estate; Chris Benson - Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer; Craig Scheef - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer; Chris Jones - Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer; Susan Tyler - Senior Vice President, Director of Loan Administration; Jamie Britton - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer; Pamela McQuade - Vice President, Marketing & Branding and Executive Director, TSB Business Education; Ben Parkey - Executive Vice President, and Managing Director, Central; Scott Hester - Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Not included in group photo: Melanie Smith - Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer.

Board of Directors

Successful execution of any business plan is dependent on more than just direction - it's critical that the direction is based on experience gained from years of entrepreneurial success across many industries.  Our Board of Directors is comprised of highly successful Champions of Free Enterprise, who understand what it takes to nurture and grow a business, and what those businesses need from a banking partner.  Our Board is literally a team of success stories from construction, real estate development, finance, banking, and venture capital and funding.  We know what it takes to build a business and we have what it takes to grow a business.

Group photo of the Texas Security Bank's Board of Directors
Board of Directors: (Bottom from left to right) Leann Nabors- CFO, The Wright Group, Dennis Cail- CEO/Founder, Zirtue, Craig Scheef- CEO/Chairman Texas Security Bank, Chris Jones- EVP, Chief Lending Officer Texas Security Bank, Courtney Liddiard- CEO, Ball Ventures LLC, Gina Norris- SVP, Partner Relations, Matthews Southwest. (Top from left to right) Scott Miller- Principal, Miller Global Investments, LLC, Kip Kernodle- Retired, CFO & Director Allflex Holdings, Inc., Joe Shockley- Retired, CFO Southwest Bancorp, Drew Keith- President, Texas Security Bank, Chris Kirkpatrick- Partner, Wick Phillips Gould & Martin, LLP, Michael Thomas- President, Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology, NTT Data Inc.

Texas Security Bank is one of the top leading community banks in DFW with a strong presence in the media.

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Elevating the Community

Every day we strive to reinforce our mission, Elevating the Champions of Free Enterprise. But as we work to educate and support independent business owners, we believe in elevating our community as well.

EO Dallas and Fort Worth

Texas Security Bank is a strategic alliance partner with Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global, peer-to-peer network of businesses, providing a catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

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Stemmons Corridor Business Association

Texas Security Bank provides Board Leadership to the association, which provides a focused and organized voice for the Stemmons Corridor business community through unified advocacy leading to sustainable economic growth and an attractive, accessible, and safe business environment.

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Women's Business Council Southwest

Texas Security Bank is a member of the Women’s Business Council Southwest which supports and uplifts women owned businesses to help make a greater impact in business opportunities in the community.

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Our core values define how we operate, perform, and interact with each other and with you, our customers.

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