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McDowell named new president of Centennial Bank

 

C. Brett McDowell has been named president of Centennial Bank, according to a news release from the bank.

McDowell has been with the bank since 2007. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University and Texas Tech. He also graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He is highly involved in industry advocacy at the state and national level, sitting on the Independent Banker’s Association of Texas Leadership Division Board.

McDowell also serves as a board member and the finance committee chairman of the Covenant Hospital Foundation Board as well as an advisory member of the Covenant Children’s Hospital Development Council. McDowell’s philanthropic involvement also extends into the educational arena where he is a member of the Texas Tech’s Chancellor’s Council and the finance committee treasurer for the National Ranching Heritage Foundation.

“I am excited and honored to take on this new role and look forward to continuing to work with our talented executive leadership team to deliver on our vision for the future of the organization,” said McDowell in a statement. “Centennial BANK is committed to innovation while keeping its focus on what our customers demand from their financial institution: a trusted relationship and personalized customer experience.”

Breedlove announces new board member

Breedlove Foods recently appointed Robert H. (Holly) Holder to its board of directors.

Holder is a principal with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper Inc. He currently serves as PSC’s environmental sector director and oversees all of PSC’s Texas and New Mexico sustainable solid waste engineering services from permitting to construction. He also serves as a leader in multiple engineering professional groups.

“I am truly honored and humbled to work with an organization with such an important calling,” said Holder in a news release.

Lytle promoted at Peoples Bank

Kelli Lytle has been promoted to banking officer at the Peoples Bank location at 11011 Quaker Ave. She has most recently worked as a customer account representative and lending assistant at the bank where she has worked for four years.

She volunteers with the South Plains Food Bank, serves as a tutor at Miller Elementary every week and served on the Review Committee for the Lubbock Area United Way this past year. In addition to her volunteering, she is a member of the Auxiliary for the Lubbock Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Lytle is married to Teddy Lytle, Lubbock firefighter, and has two children, TJ and Kyndal. They are active members at Redeemer Church.

Interim HealthCare of Lubbock hires 3

Locally-owned Interim HealthCare of Lubbock recently added three people to their team.

Shannon Sharp joined Interim as corporate recruiter. Shannon has worked in healthcare for over 15 years. His primary focus will be sourcing and prescreening applicants for priority requisitions. Sharp and his wife Cynthia along with their five kids have recently moved to Abilene and are excited to be part of the Interim team.

Jennifer Swain joined Interim as home health general manager for the West Texas region. A Lubbock native and proud mother of two teenagers, she is a member of Southcrest Baptist Church. Swain brings 19 years of experience in home health and hospice. She will be responsible for all aspects of branch operation and ensuring compliance.

Alex Cole joined the corporate team as social media director. Passionate about people and telling their stories, Cole is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University. Previously of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, his primary focus will be developing digital initiatives and running media accounts.

Wyndham Apartments acquired by new company

Omaha, Nebraska-based Metonic Real Estate Solutions announced this week the acquisition of Wyndham Apartments, 144-unit apartment community located at 4501 71st St. in Lubbock.

“We believe Wyndham is an ideal addition to Metonic’s growing Texas portfolio,” said Adam Kirshenbaum, Metonic’s chief operating officer, in a news release. “Lubbock’s growing diversified employment base, low unemployment, and potential for continued rent growth make it one of our target markets. We are pleased to add Wyndham to our portfolio at a price well below replacement cost.”

Enhancements will include an upgraded clubhouse and pool area combined with high quality in-unit upgrades to flooring, kitchen and bath areas. Metonic will also implement energy efficient improvements targeting a 20 percent or more reduction to the community’s total annual energy and water use.

The acquisition expands Metonic’s Texas portfolio to 12 communities consisting of more than 2,300 apartment units.

2 lawyers join Mullin, Hoard and Brown

Bennett Cook and Travis Tolley recently joined the law firm of Mullin, Hoard and Brown, LLP.

Cook brings 35 years experience to MHB in the practice areas of estate planning; probate and estate administration; business and tax planning; mergers and acquisitions; and business entities. He is a 1980 graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in accounting; and a 1983 graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law.

Tolley brings to MHB a wealth of practice areas, including expertise in estate planning; probate and estate administration; corporate and business transactions; real estate; and oil and gas. He is a 2010 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas Tech with a double-major in English and Political Science and a 2013 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Texas Tech School of Law, with an Energy Law Certificate in addition to his J.D.

Before joining MHB, Cook was a partner and Tolley was an associate attorney at Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, LLP in Lubbock.

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