Daily News: March 25, 2016

First Financial Hires Wellins as EVP/Retail Banking


Barry A. Wellins joined First Financial Bank as executive vice president of Retail Banking.

“We are delighted to welcome Barry to the bank’s executive management team and to Abilene,” said Ron Butle, CEO of First Financial, Abilene region. “Barry has the experience and expertise to manage all strategic and operational retail banking functions for our growing bank.”

Wellins has more than 20 years of banking experience having served as branch and district manager, retail market manager, business banking market manager, senior vice president of small business banking, national real estate sales manager, senior vice president of regional business, director of multi-channel sales and digital bank executive for several national financial institutions. He also has the Series 7, 66 and 24 investment licenses.

Abilene, TX-based First Financial Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares.