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New year appointments: Texas Capital Bank, Peoples Bank, First Financial, Cetera

Former head of Citigroup Wealth Advisors to join Texas Capital in newly-created role

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New year appointments: Texas Capital Bank, Peoples Bank, First Financial, Cetera

It’s been a busy start to the year for appointments. Texas Capital Bank named John W. Cummings as its new executive vice president and chief administrative officer, effective January 21.

Cummings began his career at Merrill Lynch where he worked for 10 years, according to LinkedIn. He later became Citigroup’s head of US Wealth Advisors.

He will be responsible for leading the bank’s corporate communications, corporate real estate, community development, corporate security, operations and marketing, and consumer goods manufacturing, including consumer banking and private wealth.

Elsewhere, Peoples Bank has appointed Kevin R. Reeves to its board of directors. He is currently head of US markets in zero carbon energy for BP’s gas and low carbon energy group in Columbus, Ohio.

Reeves has worked at BP for eight years. He is responsible for developing and implementing the oil giant’s renewable power marketing strategy for the US.

He previously worked for American Electric Power Service Corporation, Reliant Energy Wholesale Group, and Enron North America in Houston, Texas from 1995 to 1999.

Meanwhile, First Financial Bank has announced Eli Jones will join its board of directors. Jones currently serves on the Bryan/College Station Regional Board of First Financial Bank.

He is a professor of marketing and the Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar at Texas A&M University.

He also serves on Invesco’s Family of Funds board of directors and as director of the Insperity board of directors.

Over on the west coast, Cetera Financial Group has appointed Timothy Farris to its advisors community.

Based in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Farris manages nearly $60 million in advisory assets. He has extensive experience working with retired executives at Fortune 500 companies to develop wealth management strategies.

He started his career at Prudential Life Insurance Company in 1991 and spent more than 20 years as a recruiting manager at Ameriprise Advisor Services.

He joins Cetera from Sigma Financial Corporation.

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