HSBC Bank USA announced the appointment of Lori Vetters as senior vice president and regional commercial executive overseeing middle-market banking for Texas and the surrounding region.

Vetters will be based in Houston and report to Arjan van den Berkmortel, executive vice president and regional president of commercial banking for the West Coast and Texas.

In her new role, Vetters will oversee business development and commercial banking services for middle-market companies in the Southwest doing business through HSBC’s offices located in Houston and Dallas.

HSBC said to fully serve the needs of growing clients, Vetters will work closely with colleague Dale Wilson, a Houston-based senior vice president and regional commercial executive with responsibility for the region’s large corporate clients. Both Vetters and Wilson will also work in concert with HSBC’s Houston-based global banking and markets team.

Vetters previously served as president of her family’s Texas-based businesses. Prior to that, she served as regional president of the Houston Gulf Coast market for Wachovia and as a Texas-based managing director at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor firms.