Chairman's Award

This special award is selected at the discretion of the IBAT Chairman. It is based on the Chairman's observation of a member who serves the association over and beyond the call of duty.


2017 IBAT Chairman's Award Recipient


Scott Heitkamp
ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi

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Past recipients of the award include:

  • 2017 - Scott Heitkamp, ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi 
  • 2016 - Willard Still, American Bank, NA, Waco
  • 2015 - Karen Neeley, Kennedy Sutherland, LLP, Austin
  • 2014 - Charles G. Cooper, Banking Commissioner
  • 2013 - Charles (Mack) Neff, Integrity Bank, ssb, Houston
  • 2012 - Al Jones, American Bank, NA, Corpus Christi
  • 2011 - Cliff McCauley, Frost, San Antonio
  • 2010 - J. Pat Hickman, Happy State Bank, Amarillo
  • 2009 - Chuck Doyle, Texas Independent Bancshares, Inc. Texas City
  • 2008 - Ed Krei, The Baker Group, Oklahoma City
  • 2007 - Darrell Brown, Town & Country Bank, Stephenville
  • 2006 - David Seim, Plains Capital Bank, Lubbock
  • 2005 - Ervan Zouzalik, State Bank, La Grange
  • 2004 - D. Kenneth Greer, First National Bank of Mount Vernon
  • 2004 - Kenneth Irwin, Gruver State Bank
  • 2003 - Cynthia L. Blankenship, Bank of the West, Irving
  • 2003 - H. Gary Blankenship, Bank of the West, Irving
  • 2002 - Gayle M. Earls, TIB-The Independent BankersBank, Dallas
  • 2002 - James D. Lindsey, First State Bank, Mesquite
  • 2001 - Dale R. Terry, The Genesis Group
  • 1999 - Stan Paur, Pulse EFT Association
  • 1994 - William J. Kacal, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • 1994 - John D. Collado, IBAT Bond Trust