Texas Capital Bancshares, the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, appointed Anna M. Alvarado executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective Oct. 15. Alvarado will report to Rob C. Holmes, president and CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares.

Most recently, Alvarado served as general counsel at FirstCash, a Fort Worth, TX-based consumer financial services and retail company and an international operator of pawn stores. While there, Alvarado oversaw an international team of more than 50 people and led initiatives such as the company’s Latin American expansion and several domestic acquisitions. Prior to joining FirstCash, Alvarado served as an attorney at Texas-based firms Tanner & Associates and Hill Gilstrap.

“We are pleased to welcome Anna to Texas Capital Bank as our new chief legal officer and corporate secretary,” Holmes said. “She joins us with invaluable and broad-based expertise in business and legal advisory services and has a proven track record of leadership, talent development and productive work with regulators. Her substantive experience in leading legal and non-legal corporative initiatives at a growing organization in a highly regulated industry will be invaluable during this pivotal moment in Texas Capital Bank’s history.”

“I am excited by the opportunity to join Texas Capital Bank at this important moment, particularly as the company navigates a new regulatory landscape with the launch of the broker-dealer,” Alvarado said. “I plan to build on my experience in navigating a myriad of corporate and regulatory legal matters and look forward to collaborating with Rob and the broader team as we execute on Texas Capital Bank’s strategic plan.”

Alvarado joined FirstCash in 2011 as associate general counsel and was promoted to general counsel in January 2015. In this role, Alvarado led and directed all aspects of the company’s legal matters, including government relations in both the U.S. and Latin America. Before joining FirstCash, she had five years of experience as a trial and litigation attorney at Tanner & Associates and Hill Gilstrap.