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David R. Brooks

David R. Brooks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

David R. Brooks is Chairman of the Board, CEO and a director of the Company. 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 as Chairman of Capital Southwest Corporation, and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Baylor University from 2000 to 2004 and President of the Board of Trustees of the McKinney Independent School District for five years and on the McKinney City Council for four years and served for three years on both the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board. In 2018, Mr. Brooks was inducted into The Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame. David R. Brooks is the brother of Daniel W. Brooks.

Daniel W. Brooks

Daniel W. Brooks

Vice Chairman

Daniel W. Brooks is Vice Chairman and a director at Independent Financial since 2009. Mr. Brooks has overseen credit risk and administration for over three decades for the Company and its predecessors. In addition, he was President of the Company from 2000 to 2009, and previously served as Chief Risk Officer until 2021. 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 board of directors of McKinney Christian Academy and the McKinney Education Foundation. Daniel W. Brooks is the brother of David R. Brooks.

Mark Haynie

Mark Haynie

Executive Vice President General Counsel

Mark Haynie is Executive Vice President General Counsel. Mr. Haynie has represented the Company since its formation in 2002, serving as lead counsel on all of the Company’s M&A and capital markets transactions and advising the Company in corporate and regulatory matters.  Prior to joining the Company, he was a founding shareholder of Haynie Rake Repass & Klimko, PC, a law firm emphasizing the representation of community banks. He has 35 years’ experience in representing banks, bank holding companies, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of corporate, regulatory and securities matters. Mr. Haynie is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Texas School of Law.

Michelle S. Hickox

Michelle S. Hickox

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michelle S. Hickox has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Independent Bank since May of 2012. Michelle is responsible for the Bank’s financial and regulatory reporting, asset liability management, capital planning as well as M&A evaluation and integration. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hickox was an audit partner with RSMUS LLP, where she was a designated financial institution specialist and was nominated as the first woman audit partner in their Dallas office. Over her 22-year career in public accounting, Ms. Hickox provided audit, financial reporting, internal control assistance and training to large community banks and other financial institutions. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Texas A&M University. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Texas A&M Mays Business School Commercial Banking Program. Michelle is a member of the AICPA and Texas Society of CPAs.

Michael Hobbs

Michael Hobbs

President and Chief Operating Officer

Michael B. Hobbs is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Hobbs previously served as Independent Bank Group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Hobbs has over 25 years of experience in the banking and investment banking sectors, which began with Bank of America – Dallas in the early 1990’s.  Mr. Hobbs previously served as President and Director of Guaranty Bank & Trust, which the Company acquired in 2019. He has been very active in the communities in which he has lived, and he has previously served on the boards of the Colorado Bankers Association, Downtown Denver Partnership and the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation. Mr. Hobbs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing (1984) and Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance (1992) from Texas Christian University, where he recently served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council.

James Tippit

James Tippit

Executive Vice President Corporate Responsibility

James Tippit is Executive Vice President Corporate Responsibility. Mr. Tippit oversees Human Resources, CRA, Community Development, Marketing and Communications. He and his teams provide strategic counsel and drive business performance by growing the company’s brand value, building strong, healthy communities, cultivating a positive corporate culture, and driving engagement. James joined Independent Bank in 2011; previously working for JP Morgan Chase in the Wealth Management Division and American Express Financial Advisors. A native Texan, he holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, and Baylor University.

John G. Turpen

John G. Turpen

Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

John Turpen is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company since 2021. Mr. Turpen oversees the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance functions and supports credit risk and administration. Mr. Turpen has over twenty years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Turpen was Chief Risk Officer of Texas Capital Bank from September 2018 to February 2021 and of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. from January 2019 to February 2021. From April 2016 to September 2018, Mr. Turpen served as Chief Risk Officer for corporate and commercial banking at U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Turpen joined U.S. Bancorp in 2009 after holding increasingly senior positions in credit, risk and strategic planning at HSBC and Wells Fargo. Mr. Turpen received a B.A. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Drake University.

James C. White

James C. White

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Jim White is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Bank. Jim comes from Fischer Technology, a Dallas based corporate real estate firm where he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman. Prior to Fischer, White was Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President at Texas Capital Bank. During his fifteen years with Texas Capital, White managed 600 people, seven key operational units and two revenue producing lines of business. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of North Texas in business and control systems, a certificate in Six Sigma, is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and a Member of Association of Financial Professionals (AFP).

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