First Financial Bank, N.A. named Shelby Bruhn as President and CEO of First Financial Bank, Southlake Region. The announcement was made by Ron Butler, Chief Administrative Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. Bruhn succeeds Mark Jones, who will continue his role as Chairman of the First Financial Bank Southlake Region Board of Directors.
“Shelby has a proven track record as a successful lending officer and banker whose leadership has helped increase the market presence for the banks with which he’s worked,” Butler said. “He has an extensive background in the Southlake and Tarrant County markets and will be a valuable asset to First Financial Bank’s future growth. I also look forward to Shelby working with Mark Jones who has led our Southlake Region bank to record growth in assets, loans, and deposits. Mark will serve as Board Chair and will help Shelby and our entire Southlake Region team continue to grow in Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Grapevine, and Wise County markets.”
Bruhn recently served as Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer at Valliance Bank in Fort Worth, where his primary responsibility was managing the growth of the company’s lending division. He began his tenure at Valliance Bank as the Tarrant County Market President in July 2016 and was elevated to Texas President two years later, before assuming his most recent role in January last year. Bruhn previously worked as Executive Vice President of Platinum Bank in Southlake and Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer of Providence Bank of Texas in Southlake.
Bruhn is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and information management. He also completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in 2017.