Fellow SWGSB alumni gather at the annual reunion reception.

What You Gain from Your Exclusive Membership

As a graduate of the SW Graduate School of Banking, you have a complimentary lifetime membership in the SWGSB Alumni Association.  Your membership, with automatic enrollment upon graduation, includes many opportunities to network, further your professional education and connect with your peers and the School:

  • Attend the annual Alumni Update Program which includes the SWGSB keynote banquet and address by industry leaders (all at a very nominal cost)
  • Audit SWGSB classes, at NO cost, during the annual SWGSB Program (registration is required).
  • Access to a nationwide network of your SWGSB classmates and faculty.
  • Unlimited passport to view and download SWGSB presentations of your areas of interest
  • Open invitation to contribute your talent and treasures to continue the School's continuous pursuit of excellence.

What Your Alumni Association Contributes to SWGSB

  • Provides more than $5,000 in Annual Merit-based Scholarships
  • Underwrites Shuttle Buses for Participants durin the SWGSB Session
  • Honors both Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service with awards for their outstanding leadership and industry contributions

Want to Know More and Engage with the Alumni Association?

Alumni Association Board

  • Hazem A. Ahmed
    Class Mentor
    Class 53
    Independent Bank
    Pasadena, TX
  • Gregg Booth
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 58
    SouthTrust Bank
    George West, TX
  • Jill Castilla
    Dean for Bankers
    Citizens Bank of Edmond
    Edmond, OK
  • Chris Evatt
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 52
    First Financial Bank
    Abilene, TX
  • Shay L. Iacoponelli
    Class Mentor
    Class 50
    Cuero, TX
  • Mark L. Joyce
    Secretary
    Class 48
    Resource One Credit Union
    Dallas, TX
  • Timothy Longhofer
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 52
    First Financial Bank
    Abilene, TX
  • Marshall Morris
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 58
    First Financial Bank
    Abilene, TX
  • John F. Ory
    President
    Class 48
    Austin Bank, Texas N.A.
    Longview, TX
  • Jerold Phillips
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 56
    Citizens Bank & Trust Company
    Ardmore, OK
  • Christi Thompson
    Class Mentor
    Class 30
    Dallas, TX
  • Trent M. Tomlin
    Recent Class Rep
    Class 48
    GTE Financial Capital
    Plano, TX
  • Robert D. Whitson
    Class Mentor
    Class 45
    Greater Central Texas Federal Credit Union
    Killeen, TX