Lousiana-Based Community Trust Bank to Enter Houston

Lousiana-Based Community Trust Bank to Enter Houston

  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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By Collin Eaton

Eight months after being part of the priciest U.S. bank deal since 2010, the former president of Encore Bancshares Inc. has a new job on his agenda.

Preston Moore, a well-known entity in Houston’s banking community after his executive role at Encore Bank NA, is set to oversee the market for one of the city’s newest entrants: Community Trust Bank, hailing from Choudrant, La.

If all goes as planned, the $3.2 billion-asset Community Trust will roll out an office and two banking centers in the Houston area starting in mid-2013, eyeing downtown and The Woodlands as locations.

“If Houston’s not the best banking market in the country right now, I certainly think it’s one of the best,” said Moore, Community Trust’s newly minted Houston market president.

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