Pioneer Bank names Elizabeth Blose as Chief Financial Officer

Feb 05, 2016, 10:18 ET from Pioneer Bank

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Bank announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Blose as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Blose will oversee accounting, compliance and internal audit. Gary Cooper, the company's long-time CFO, plans to retire but will remain with the bank to assist with Pioneer's planned merger and integration with First Community Bank.

Elizabeth Blose has over 15 years of experience in banking, including the position of CFO which she held at Intrust Bank, a $4 billion asset bank headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to banking, she spent 15 years in various finance and operations leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies. Since joining Pioneer as Executive Vice President in April of 2015, Blose has played an important role in merger integration planning with First Community Bank. As a member of Pioneer's executive team, she has provided leadership with developing the new corporate headquarters, strategic planning and day-to-day operations.

"Elizabeth has a track record of success and is eminently qualified to manage the finances of a growth company," said Jeffrey A. Wilkinson, President and CEO of Pioneer Bank. Wilkinson expressed his gratitude for Cooper's role in growing the bank since inception, "Since 2007, he has served as an example and mentor for all Pioneer employees and I am personally and professionally grateful for all that he has helped us achieve."

About Pioneer Bank

Established in 2007, Pioneer Bank, SSB is a Texas state savings bank with headquarters in Dripping Springs, Texas, and branch offices in Austin, Kerrville, San Marcos and La Grange.  As of December 31, 2015, Pioneer Bank reported total assets of $427 million, total loans of $333 million and total deposits of $383 million.


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