Leadership Team

Kenny Koncaba

Kenny Koncaba

Chief Executive Officer

CEO of Texan Bank, and Co-Founder, Director, and CEO of Friendswood Capital Corporation, Kenny’s previous experience includes being the Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President of Family Bancorp, Inc., and its subsidiary bank, now known as Vantage Bank Texas. In addition, he served as a Director, President and Chief Operating Officer at First Community Bank, Houston, a National Bank which was sold to Wells Fargo Bank in 2005. Prior to his banking career, Kenny was employed for more than twenty years with the Texas-New Mexico Power Company, where he served in numerous management roles. Other business positions include being the Founder/CEO of Friendswood Energy Generation Company in 2011, a company which was sold to Quantum Energy in 2015. In addition, he served in the recent past as a Director for the Icon Wellness Clinic and a Partner for HC Industrial Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2015 and sold to Proenergy in 2019.


Kenny was previously elected by the public to the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees (School Board) for three terms and to two terms on the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District Board. He also served after being appointed by Commissioners Court to the Galveston County Beach and Parks Board. As an appointee of Texas Governor, Rick Perry, Kenny served on the Texas Housing and Health Services Coordinating Council.  In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott appointed him to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots, Galveston County Ports, where he served as Commission Chairman. In 2018, Kenny was appointed by Governor Abbott to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. He currently serves on the Texas State Securities Board, is the Vice Chairman of the Board for Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP), Primary member of HGAC Regional Flood Council, as well as the Friendswood Education Foundation Board. Kenny earned his BA at the University of Houston/Clear Lake, where he delivered the commencement speech to the December, 2016, graduates of the College of Business and College of Human Sciences and Humanities, and was honored as Distinguished Alumnus in 2018. 

Kristi Koncaba

Kristi Koncaba

President
Chief Operating Officer

Co-Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Texan Bank. Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of Friendswood Capital Corporation, the bank holding company for Texan Bank. Kristi has co-founded two bank holding companies in Texas, Friendswood Capital Corporation and Family Bancorp, Inc., both of which received regulatory approval.

Kristi is a Governor Abbott appointee to the Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company’s Board of Directors where she serves as the Vice Chairman. Other board service includes Chairman of the Austin-based Texas Bankers Association Foundation Board, Member of the Texas Bankers Association Board of Directors, Treasurer of the National Charity League Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee and Chair Elect of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the South Belt–Ellington Chamber of Commerce Board. She serves as an Advisory Director for Stewart Security Capital and The Johnson’s Family Mission 31 Foundation. She is the former Chairman of the Bay Area YMCA Advisory Board.

Kristi currently maintains the following professional certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the National Charity League (NCL), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Houston, Texas Bay Area SHRM and Financial Women in Texas (FWIT). She earned a Bachelor of Science in American Jurisprudence and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.

Kenny and Kristi Koncaba were honored by the University of Houston’s “Cougar 100” fastest growing companies 2018, 2019 and 2020. Under their leadership, Texan Bank has been awarded by the Houston Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work in Houston” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Texas Monthly Magazine as a “Best Place to Work in Texas” in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Kristi was honored by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce as a “Women in the Fast Lane” for STEAM, in 2019 Houston Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Outstanding Leader in Finance award, and in 2016 the University of Houston – Clear Lake Early Achievement Award, presented by the UHCL Alumni Association. She also received the 2016 Perry Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year presented by the YMCA of Greater Houston for volunteerism, ethic of service and commitment to equality. In 2018, Kristi was a nominee for the League City Chamber of Commerce "Athena" award, and she was a 2013 Change Magazine "Women Creating Change" Honoree.

Travis Williams

TRAVIS

Senior Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Travis joined the Company in October 2014. Prior to that time, he was a Senior Audit Manager with Briggs and Veselka Co., a licensed Certified Public Accountant firm. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Travis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University.

Danielle Mitchell

DANIELLE

Executive Vice President
Director of Compliance

Danielle has twenty years of commercial banking experience in Branch and Deposit Operations, Customer Service Support, Lockbox, Cash Management, and Compliance. Prior to joining Texan Bank, Danielle was employed at Southern National Bank.

Jenny Taylor

JENNY

Executive Vice President
Cashier and Information Technology Director

Jenny has twenty years of commercial banking experience in Branch Operations, Deposit Operations, Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Training. Prior to joining Texan Bank, Jenny was employed at First Community Bank N.A. as well as Fiserv, the bank's core processing system. She is a graduate of the University of Houston- Clear Lake where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Anne Dowless

 

Senior Vice President
Human Resources & Administrative Officer