Contact Us

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas headquarters are located at:
1700 Rio Grande Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701

Ph: 512-474-6889 or toll free at 800-749-4228.

Website Staff

For any questions regarding any content on this website please call Christopher Williston, IBAT Senior Vice President-Communications, at 512-474-6889, ext. 2208, or email him at clwilliston@ibat.org.
 

For any questions regarding any login or other technical issues with this website please call Alina Greavu, IBAT Website Administrator, at 512-474-6889, ext. 2210, or email her at agreavu@ibat.org.

Accounting and Technology

URSULA L. JIMENEZ, CAE
Senior Vice President - Finance & Administration
ujimenez@ibat.org
  • Manages accounting and IT departments
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Prepares annual budget

LITA HERRERA
Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable Manager
lherrera@ibat.org
  • Processes accounts receivable and accounts payable for the association

T.J. SCOTT, CAE
Vice President - Technology & Head Gopher
tjscott@ibat.org
  • Maintains computer network and workstations
  • Serves on IBAT Disaster Recovery Team

Advertising/Magazine

DOUG SMITH (NAYLOR, LLC)
dougsmith@naylor.com
352-333-6015
  • Sells and manages advertising for the IBAT magazine and eNewsletter

BONNIE KANKEL
Vice President - Administration & Corporate Communications
bkankel@ibat.org
  • Managing editor of IBAT's magazine

Awards Programs

MAE BETH PALONE
Vice President - Political Action Committee (PAC) & Legislative
mbpalone@ibat.org
  • Manages all award programs

PATTY MULLINS
Administrative Assistant
pmullins@ibat.org
  • Assists with Public Relations

Communications and Website

CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
Senior Vice President - Communications
clwilliston@ibat.org


LINDSEY GEHRIG
Director of Public Relations
lgehrig@ibat.org
BONNIE KANKEL
Vice President - Administration & Corporate Communications
bkankel@ibat.org
KERRY HALL, CAE
Vice President - Information Management
khall@ibat.org
  • Maintains the membership database

ALINA GREAVU
Communications Specialist
agreavu@ibat.org
  • Administrator and webmaster for the IBAT, IBAT Services, IBAT Education Foundation, and the IBAT Leadership Division websites

Events/Education

JANEY HOLSTIEN
Senior Vice President - Board Relations/Events Coordinator
jholstien@ibat.org

  • Overall administration of Board and Committees and regional and special meetings.
  • Coordinates and administers all aspects of IBAT's annual convention, Regional Meetings and Congressional Visit.

JULIE COURTNEY, CAE, CMP
Senior Vice President - Education
jcourtney@ibat.org
  • Manages all IBAT educational offerings including TechMecca, Leadership Conference and Bank Operations Institute.
  • Assists IBAT members with webinars.

JESSICA MOLINA
Vice President- Education
jmolina@ibat.org

  • Assists all IBAT educational offerings including TechMecca, summits, cluster programs, Leadership Conference and Bank Operations Institute.
  • Assists IBAT members with webinars.

LESLEE WALKER
Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Foundation
lwalker@ibat.org

  • Assists IBAT members with registration for IBAT events.

MARY WHITE
IBAT Education Ambassador
  • Leads IBAT’s Cluster training initiative in addition to serving on the faculty of IBAT’s Bank Operations Institute.

Foundation

MARY LANGE, CAE
President - IBAT Education Foundation
mlange@ibat.org
  • Directs staff and volunteer efforts related to the IBAT Education Foundation.

JULIE COURTNEY, CAE, CMP
Senior Vice President - Education
jcourtney@ibat.org
  • Manages all IBAT educational offerings including TechMecca, summits, Leadership Conference and Bank Operations Institute.
  • Assists IBAT members webinars.

JESSICA MOLINA
Vice President- Education
jmolina@ibat.org

  • Assists all IBAT educational offerings including TechMecca, summits, Leadership Conference and Bank Operations Institute.
  • Assists IBAT members with webinars.

LESLEE WALKER
Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Foundation
lwalker@ibat.org

  • Assists Foundation staff.
  • Registrar

IBAT Financial Services/Insurance

CAROL TROY
IBAT Financial Services Agency Manager
ctroy@ibat.org
  • Manages IBAT Financial Services operations
  • All lines of insurance coverage - Sales and Service

CONNIE TOLLES
IBAT Financial Services Account Executive
ctolles@ibat.org
  • Professional Lines of Insurance Coverage - sales and service

MICHELLE BEACH
Claims Advocate
mbeach@ibat.org
  • Assists Insured Members with Bond and Management Liability
    claims process


VALARIE URE
Sales Director
vure@ibat.org
  • Manages new business sales
  • All lines of coverage - sales and service

BEA VARGAS
Licensed Administrative Assistant
bvargas@ibat.org
  • Assistant to Financial Services staff
  • Specific policy responsibilities

IBAT Services

CURT NELSON
President
cnelson@ibat.org
  • President of IBAT's for-profit subsidiary, IBAT Services Inc.
  • Responsibilities include Board meetings, managing finances, endorsement of and relationships with vendors, and liaison with IBAT staff and Board

LORI CORTEZ
Vice President
lcortez@ibat.org

GORDON MOORE
Vice President, Business Development
gmoore@ibat.org

  • Responsible for managing relationships with endorsed service providers.
  • Responsible for identifying, vetting and endorsing new products and services.
  • Responsible for negotiating exclusive service offerings for the association’s members.

MARNI ROBINSON
Administrative Assistant
mrobinson@ibat.org

Leadership Division

MAE BETH PALONE
Vice President - Political Action Committee (PAC) & Legislative
mbpalone@ibat.org
DARLENE J. REVERS
Vice President - Membership
drevers@ibat.org
  • Works with banks and companies on IBAT Leadership Division membership

JULIE COURTNEY, CAE, CMP
Senior Vice President - Education
jcourtney@ibat.org
  • Leadership Division Liaison
  • Manages IBAT Leadership Conference

PATTY MULLINS
Administrative Assistant
pmullins@ibat.org
  • Assists with Leadership Division

Legal/Compliance

SHANNON PHILLIPS, JR.
Deputy General Counsel
sphillips@ibat.org
  • Renders legal services to IBAT and subsidiaries
  • Acts as association liaison to state and federal regulators
  • Handles Compliance Helpline calls
  • Edits Capitol Comments, IBAT's monthly regulatory newsletter
  • Edits and submits content for Legal Ease, IBAT’s weekly compliance Q&A.
  • Provides content for the IBAT Compliance Forum in particular and the IBAT web site in general.
  • Provides assistance on legislation.

KELLY GOULART
Regulatory Compliance Manager
kgoulart@ibat.org

  • Provides members with compliance support for the various state and federal rules and regulations
  • Handles Compliance Helpline calls and emails
  • Provides content for the IBAT Compliance Forum in particular and the IBAT web site in general
  • Writes “The Compliance Guy” column for the Texas Independent Banker magazine
  • Writes and submits content for Legal Ease, IBAT’s weekly compliance Q&A

KAREN NEELEY
General Counsel
  • Provides legal services and advice relating to the operations of IBAT as a trade association
  • Acts as principal liaison to all state and federal regulators
  • Provides technical assistance on legislation, including bill analysis, development of strategy, and testifying

Legislative

STEVE SCURLOCK
Executive Vice President
sscurlock@ibat.org
  • In the absence of the CEO, responsible for IBAT's day-to-day activities
  • Direct responsibility for state and federal legislative and regulatory activities

CHRIS WILLISTON, CAE
President/CEO
cwilliston@ibat.org
  • THE BOSS
  • Conducts the affairs of IBAT -- plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the association

MAE BETH PALONE
Vice President - Political Action Committee (PAC) and Legislative
mbpalone@ibat.org
SHANNON PHILLIPS, JR.
Deputy General Counsel
sphillips@ibat.org
  • Assists the General Counsel in rendering legal services to IBAT and its members and subsidiaries
  • Assists the General Counsel in functioning as association liaison to state and federal regulators
  • Handles compliance "hotline" legal calls
  • Principle Ag liaison

CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
Senior Vice President - Communications
clwilliston@ibat.org

Membership

DARLENE J. REVERS
Vice President of Membership
drevers@ibat.org

  • Facilitates positive member relations with IBAT
  • Assists banks and companies with their membership needs
  • Works with associate members to maximize investment in IBAT
  • Administrator of membership dues billing
  • Staff liaison to Associate Member Advisory Council

RACHEL GONZALES
Administrative Assistant to CEO
rgonzales@ibat.org
  • Answers the phone and directs callers to the appropriate IBAT staffer
  • Manages the CEO's travel calendar

KERRY HALL, CAE
Vice President - Information Management
khall@ibat.org
  • Maintains the membership database

LAUREN SELLERS
Production Coordinator
lsellers@ibat.org
  • Provides production assistance to the association
  • Provides administrative support to IBAT membership

Political Action Committee

STEVE SCURLOCK
Executive Vice President
sscurlock@ibat.org
  • In the absence of the CEO, responsible for IBAT's day-to-day activities
  • Direct responsibility for state and federal legislative and regulatory activities

MAE BETH PALONE
Vice President - Political Action Committee (PAC) & Legislative
mbpalone@ibat.org
  • Manages IBAT PAC

PATTY MULLINS
Administrative Assistant
pmullins@ibat.org
  • Assists with IBAT PAC

President & CEO

CHRIS WILLISTON, CAE
President/CEO
cwilliston@ibat.org
  • THE BOSS
  • Conducts the affairs of IBAT -- plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and directs the staff, programs, and activities of the association
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