Vista Bank Adds Accomplished Attorney to Its Board of Directors

Formerly a partner at Bracewell LLP, Bill Mahomes first joined Vista Bank as executive vice president and general counsel in 2021.

Bill Mahomes has joined the board of directors of Dallas-based Vista Bank.

Formerly a partner at Bracewell LLP, Mahomes first joined Vista Bank as executive vice president and general counsel in 2021.

“I’ve met very few men in my life that I can genuinely say I both respect and admire,” John D. Steinmetz, president and CEO of Vista Bank, said in a statement.

“From his history as the first black student to graduate from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets to now serving as vice-chairman of the TAMU Board of Regents, and his countless other accomplishments including receiving the TAMU Distinguished Alumni Award and being named to the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor, Bill Mahomes has an inspiring legacy of elevating as a result of tenacity and grace,” Steinmetz said. “His bright legal mind and expertise will strengthen the board, and we are honored to have him.”

Bill Mahomes joins Vista Bank Board of Directors [Photo: Texas A&M University]

Before his time at Bracewell, Mahomes was a senior partner for a Dallas-based national law firm, a partner for an international law firm, a senior vice-president and general counsel for a mid-sized local corporation and was counsel for the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”). He also served as a captain in the United States Army Reserves, where he served as company commander and was assigned to the JAG Corps.

Mahomes was appointed to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, reappointed in 2021, and elected vice-chairman on June 7, 2021.

“I agreed to join the Vista Bank board for the same reason I joined the team originally: the leadership is strong at every level, and the commitment to putting people first is more than a tagline,” Mahomes said in a statement. “My respect for John Steinmetz as CEO, Bryan Wick as board chairman, and my fellow board members has only grown over the last two years, and I look forward to enhancing shareholder value wherever possible.”

Vista Bank serves North, Central, and West Texas markets through its 14 Banking Center locations and emerging digital presence. It has 170 team members, $1.6 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, and a rich 111-year history.

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