Daily News: September 12, 2017

American State Bank Adds Two Commercial Lending Officers


American State Bank added Todd Tutt and Richard Solomon as senior vice presidents, Commercial Lending.

Tutt and Solomon will serve the Tyler, TX area’s commercial clients, providing customers with swift, local decisions for the full suite of consumer and commercial cash management and loan solutions to existing and future commercial, non-profit and municipal customers.

“I am pleased to have lenders of the caliber of Todd Tutt and Richard Solomon join our commercial lending team,” said Kelly Sanders, president of American State Bank. “Both Todd and Richard share a strong commitment to community banking and support for the businesses in our markets, which will ensure our commercial customers receive the innovative services they need to grow, with the personal touches they deserve. With their broad experience and strong local connections, Todd and Richard will be valuable assets to our commercial lending team.”

Tutt has served the Tyler community’s banking needs for 25 years. Prior to joining American State Bank, Todd was executive vice president and Northern Division president for First Bank & Trust East Texas where he was responsible for management of the Tyler, Longview and Palestine, TX markets.

Solomon comes to American State Bank with 30 years of banking experience, serving as a strategic partner to business owners and their families. Prior to joining American State Bank, Richard served as senior vice president at First Bank and Trust East Texas where he was a commercial lending officer.

American State Bank, a locally owned, full-service community bank, offers an array of consumer and business financial products and services, accompanied by the latest in digital banking technology to empower customers to bank the way they want.