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David R. Brooks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

David R. Brooks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

David R. Brooks is Chairman of the Board, CEO and a director of the Company, a position he has held since the Company was formed in 2002. Mr. Brooks began his banking career in the early 1980s with a large regional bank and has been active in community banking since he led the investor group that acquired the Bank in 1988. Mr. Brooks has previously served as a board member of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. He currently serves on the board of managers of Noel-Levitz, LLC, a large national higher education company, on the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Baylor University from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Brooks currently serves on the McKinney City Council (term expires May 2013) and previously served as President of the Board of Trustees of the McKinney Independent School District for five years and served for three years on both the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board. David R. Brooks is the brother of Daniel W. Brooks.

Mr. Brooks' qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience managing and overseeing the operations and growth of the Company and the Bank during his tenure as Chairman and CEO of the Company.

Torry Berntsen

President & Chief Operating Officer

Torry Berntsen

President & Chief Operating Officer

Torry Berntsen is President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of the Company. He previously was Vice Chairman of Corporate Development and a director with the Company since 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Berntsen spent 25 years in various senior management roles at The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"), including Executive Vice President and Senior Executive Vice President of BNY Mellon and a director and President of BNY Capital Markets, Inc., a subsidiary of BNY Mellon. At BNY Mellon, he was a member of the firm's Executive and Asset/Liability Committees. Previous to BNY Mellon, he spent four years at JP Morgan. Mr. Berntsen has also served since 2009 as Vice Chairman of Virtu Management, LLC, a private family management company located in New York City, which is owned by our largest shareholder, Vincent Viola. In addition to his position on the board of directors at certain portfolio companies of Virtu Management, LLC, Mr. Berntsen currently serves on the board of directors of the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center and oversees The Tyler Berntsen Memorial Foundation. Mr. Berntsen's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive 30 plus years of banking experience and his experience as an executive officer and director of the Company.

Daniel W. Brooks

Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer

Daniel W. Brooks

Vice Chairman & Chief Risk Officer

Daniel W. Brooks is Vice Chairman, Chief Risk Officer and a director of the Company. He formerly served as Vice Chairman and a director of the Company since 2009. He previously served as President and a director of the Company from 2002 to 2009. He has functioned as our Chief Credit Officer throughout his tenure with our Company. Mr. Brooks began his banking career in the early 1980s with a large regional bank and has been active in community banking since the late 1980s. Mr. Brooks has served in numerous leadership roles in the Collin County community, including service as Chairman of the Board for Medical Center of McKinney and on the boards of directors of McKinney Christian Academy and the McKinney Education Foundation. Daniel W. Brooks is the brother of David R. Brooks. Mr. Brooks' qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience as an executive officer and director of the Company.

Brian E. Hobart

Vice Chairman & Chief Lending Officer

Brian E. Hobart

Vice Chairman & Chief Lending Officer

Brian E. Hobart is Vice Chairman and Chief Lending Officer of the Company and President of Independent Bank Central Texas. Since 2009, he has functioned as Chief Lending Officer, serving as President and as a director at both the Company and the Bank during this time. Mr. Hobart was one of the founders of IBG Central Texas and served as its President and as a director from 2004 until January 2009. Prior to joining IBG Central Texas, he served as a senior officer of other Waco banks for 13 years. Mr. Hobart is a former member of the board of the McKinney Education Foundation.

Jan C. Webb

Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer

Jan C. Webb

Executive Vice President & Senior Operations Officer

Jan C. Webb is Executive Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company as well as Executive Vice President and Senior Operations Officer of Independent Bank. Since May 2012, Ms. Webb has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and a director of the Company. Prior to May 2012, Ms. Webb served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and as a director of the Company since it was formed in 2002. Ms. Webb has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, including approximately 25 years of experience with our management team. She is active in her church, serving on various committees, including the finance committee.

Michelle S. Hickox

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle S. Hickox

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle S. Hickox is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in May 2012, Ms. Hickox was an audit partner with McGladrey LLP, the fifth largest public accounting firm in the United States. Over her 22 year career in public accounting, Ms. Hickox provided audit, financial reporting, internal control assistance and training to community banks and was a designated financial institution specialist within McGladrey LLP. Ms. Hickox is a licensed certified public accountant and is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas CPA Society.

Robert F. Temple

Executive Vice President

Robert F. Temple

Executive Vice President

Robb is Executive Vice President of Independent Bank, overseeing human resources, information technology and marketing. Prior to joining the Bank in July 2009, Mr. Temple was the CEO of Pathfinder Credit Solutions, a credit brokering services firm. Additionally, Mr. Temple has over 30 years of experience working at senior levels for companies like Credit Data Services Florida, TRW/Experian and JCPenney. Mr. Temple currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for McKinney Christian Academy and President of the Advisory Council for the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County. He is also active in his church, holding numerous committee leadership positions at First United Methodist Church of McKinney.