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Allegiance Bancshares Inc (ABTX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Martinez

74 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank

Steven Retzloff

60 2016 President, Director

Paul Egge

38 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Shanna Kuzdzal

38 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Daryl Bohls

65 2014 Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director

Ramon Vitulli

47 Executive Vice President, Director

Robert Ivany

2017 Director

John Beckworth

59 Independent Director

Matthew Hartzell

58 Independent Director

Umesh Jain

60 2016 Independent Director

Frances Jeter

60 Independent Director

James Kearney

73 Independent Director

P.Michael Mann

75 Independent Director

David Moulton

77 Independent Director

William Nichols

65 Independent Director

Thomas Reiser

65 Independent Director

Raimundo Riojas E.

76 Independent Director

Fred Robertson

66 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Martinez

Mr. George Martinez serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of the company. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has been the Chairman of our board and our Chief Executive Officer since 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Martinez began his banking career in 1974 as the co-founder of Sterling Bank, where he served as an Executive Vice President from 1974 to 1980, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bancshares from 1980-2001 and as Chairman from 1992-2004. From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Martinez served as President of Chrysalis Partners, LLC, a consulting firm. He currently serves the board of directors of NCI Building Systems, Inc., Landmark Worldwide Enterprises, Inc., the University of St. Thomas and the Collaborative for Children. Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Rice University. With over 50 years of business experience.

Steven Retzloff

Mr. Steven Floyd Retzloff serves as President, Director of the Company and Bank. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has been our President since 2008 and Chairman of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Retzloff has over 35 years of business experience. Mr. Retzloff served as a director of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. and Sterling Bank from 1987 to 2006, including terms as Chairman of the board of Sterling Bancshares from 1990 to 1992 and from 2004 to 2005. He is currently Chairman, President and a director of Retzloff Industries, Inc. From 1988 to 2007, Mr. Retzloff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Travis Body & Trailer, Inc., a manufacturer specialized in truck trailers. Mr. Retzloff received a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree (with distinction) from Wake Forest University.

Paul Egge

Mr. Paul Egge is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company and Bank effective December 19, 2016. He brings more than 13 years of financial services experience to Allegiance, predominantly as an investment banker focused on strategic and capital markets advisory services. Most recently, Mr. Egge served as Senior Vice President, Director of Capital Planning and Corporate Development at Cadence Bank, a $9.4 billion asset regional bank. Prior to joining Cadence, Mr. Egge served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (“Baird”), Ryan Beck & Company, and FBR & Co. (formerly Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.). He graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from The College of William & Mary and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shanna Kuzdzal

Ms. Shanna R. Kuzdzal is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the company and bank. Ms. Kuzdzal has more than 12 years of legal experience during which her practice has focused on community banking in Texas with a concentration in the corporate area including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Ms. Kuzdzal served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Prosperity Bank. Prior to joining Prosperity, Ms. Kuzdzal was an attorney at Bracewell LLP, where she represented financial institutions in corporate matters, which included the organization of the Company in 2008 and our acquisition of Independence Bank. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biology from Rice University and graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Kuzdzal currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel.

Daryl Bohls

Mr. Daryl D. Bohls is an Executive Vice President, Secretary, Director of the company. and Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the Bank. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Bohls has served on our board since 2008. Mr. Bohls has 35 years of banking experience in the Houston market, including 20 years with Sterling Bank, and he has been the president of four Houston banks. During his tenure with Sterling Bank, Mr. Bohls held the positions of President, Executive Vice President, Director, Chief Credit Officer, Senior Loan Officer, Regional CEO and Chairman of Senior Loan Committee, the latter a position he held for 17 years. Mr. Bohls currently serves as immediate past President and a board member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and recently served as a board member of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. Mr. Bohls has been an appointed Civil Service Commissioner with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department since 1999. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, the Merchandising Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and as an adjunct Finance Professor at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches courses on commercial lending and analyzing financial statements. He is a member of the Association of Real Estate Professionals and the Houston C-Club. Mr. Bohls received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas, and a Master of Business Administration in banking from Sam Houston State University.

Ramon Vitulli

Mr. Ramon A. Vitulli III is an Executive Vice President, Director of the company. and he has been a Bank office president since 2007 and has been President of the Bank since 2013. He has served on our board since 2014 and has been a director of the Bank since 2008. Mr. Vitulli has over 23 years of banking experience. He started his career as a loan review examiner at Charter National Bank in Houston and worked as a senior credit analyst and later as bank manager for Charter until his move to Sterling Bank in 1996. Mr. Vitulli previously was the Market Chief Executive Officer at Sterling Bank, where he managed six bank offices with total assets in excess of $250 million. He presently serves on the St. Pius X High School Foundation and School Board and is a current member of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas Finance Committee. Mr. Vitulli received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Ivany

Dr. Robert Ivany is a Director of the Company. Dr. Ivany recently retired as President of the University of St. Thomas, a position he held since 2004. Prior to that, Dr. Ivany served as an adjunct professor in Executive Education at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Dr. Ivany's background also includes a distinguished career in the military culminating in the rank of Major General in the Army; service as Army Aide to President Reagan and Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Ivany sits on the Red River Athletic Conference Board and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas. He also served on the Mutual of America Capital Management Corporation Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009

John Beckworth

Mr. John Beckworth is an Independent Director of the company. since 2009. Mr. Beckworth practiced law in Houston for thirty years from 1983 until 2013. He commenced his law practice as an associate and then as a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, before leaving to start his own firm. Mr. Beckworth co-founded WattBeckworth in Houston where he remained a partner until March of 2015. In 2013, Mr. Beckworth left active law practice to become an Associate Dean at the University of Texas School of Law. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kinkaid School in Houston and he is a Life Trustee of the school. He is a former Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, and he has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the University of Texas Ex Students’ Association. He is a director of the Kinkaid Investments Foundation and the Texas Exes Scholarship Foundation. Mr. Beckworth also operates family ranching, oil and gas, and investments interests. Mr. Beckworth received Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Law.

Matthew Hartzell

Mr. Matthew H. Hartzell is an Independent Director of the company. He has served on our board since our acquisition of Independence Bank in 2013. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Hartzell served Independence Bank as the Vice Chairman of the board, the Chair of both the IT committee and the compensation committee for over five years each, and a member of the executive committee. Mr. Hartzell is presently Chief Administrative Officer of N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P., an independent distributor of computer hardware components, and served as their Chief Operating Officer for the six years prior. For the past 17 years, he has also served as General Counsel of Valid Management, LLC, one of the holdings in N.F. Smith’s diversified portfolio of technology businesses. Prior to joining Valid Management, Mr. Hartzell was a shareholder and associate with Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C., for more than a decade. Since 2010 he has served as a member of the SAE G-19 Committee, a committee dedicated to promulgating standards for the mitigation of counterfeit parts in electronic part purchasing. Mr. Hartzell is past president and a longtime board member of the Woodlands Heights Civic Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston.

Umesh Jain

Mr. Umesh (Mike) Jain, CPA is an Independent Director of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. In 1986, Mr. Jain founded Jain and Jain, P.C., Accountants and Tax Consultants, which provides assurance and tax services primarily for privately held businesses with revenues up to $100 million. In 2014, Mr. Jain founded Pi Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Additionally, Mr. Jain served as a member of the Investment Committee for Fish Hawk, a private equity firm. Mr. Jain served as a Director of Bank of Houston from March 2006 to April 2014 until it was acquired by Independent Bank in April 2014. While with Bank of Houston, Mr. Jain served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of its Loan, Merger and Acquisition, Governance and Compensation Committees. Prior to his service with Bank of Houston, Mr. Jain served as a Director of Horizon Capital Bank from 2002 to 2005, which was acquired by Frost Bank in 2005.

Frances Jeter

Ms. Frances H. Jeter is an Independent Director of the company. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, public affairs and business and nonprofit management. Ms. Jeter is presently group Vice President of internal and external affairs for Spectra Energy. Before joining Spectra, Ms. Jeter served as Chief Marketing Officer for Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. She previously served as Vice President of public affairs for Duke Energy Gas Transmission, a predecessor company of Spectra. Ms. Jeter served as Director of marketing and customer service for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and was manager of government relations for Geosource, Inc. She also served as assistant Vice President of institutional advancement for Rice University and as Associate Director of external relations at the Rice University James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy. She is a life trustee and a past chair of The Kinkaid School board of trustees in Houston and a former trustee of The Hockaday School in Dallas. She is the founding Chair of Houston’s The Fay School and is also a founding board member and former chair of LIFE Houston, and is a former member of the board of directors of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities and Park People. Ms. Jeter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

James Kearney

Mr. James J. Kearney is an Independent Director of the company. since 2013. Mr. Kearney is presently Senior Vice President for Raymond James & Associates, Inc., which provides brokerage, investment banking, trust, and other financial services. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Kearney was Senior Vice President of the Houston office of Robert W. Baird & Co, a New York Stock Exchange investment banking and securities brokerage firm. From 1974 until December 2000, Mr. Kearney was Senior Vice President and Director of the Private Client Group for the Houston office of SG Cowen & Co. From 2006 to 2012 he was a director of First Community Bank of Fort Bend. He served as a Director on the board of Sterling Bank from 1985 to 1992 and the board of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Kearney is a member of the Dominican Sisters Board and has served on the Investment Advisory Committee for the Sacred Heart Convent Retirement Trust since 1988. Mr. Kearney received his Master of Arts in economics from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Missouri.

P.Michael Mann

Mr. P.Michael Mann M.D. is an Independent Director of the company. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has served on our board since 2008. Dr. Mann is the Chairman and co-owner of Mann Eye Center, P.A. From 1979 to 2004, Mr. Mann served as a director of Sterling Bank from 1997 to 2004. He has served on the board of trustees of the Houston Symphony and the Centenary College. He is a member of numerous medical professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Windsor National Associates, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Mann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and a Medical Degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and he completed residency in Ophthalmology at Tulane University School of Medicine.

David Moulton

Mr. David B. Moulton is an Independent Director of the company. He has served on our board since 2008 and the board of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Moulton is a retired banker. He began his career in banking in 1969 with Texas Commerce Bank. He was the Chairman and CEO of National Commerce Bank from 1986 to 1995, when it was acquired by Frost Bank. He was the Chairman and CEO of Almeda Bancshares, Inc. from 1996 to 1999, when it was acquired by Sterling Bancshares, Inc., and he served as a director of Sterling Bancshares until 2004. Mr. Moulton attended the University of Georgia and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

William Nichols

Mr. William S. Nichols, III is an Independent Director of the company. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has served on our board since 2008 and the board of the Bank since 2007. He is the Chairman of our audit committee. Mr. Nichols is presently the President of Suncor Companies, LLC, a real estate development company that primarily focuses on the development of freestanding retail facilities throughout the United States. He is also general partner of numerous real estate development partnerships. From 1974 to 1984 he worked as an audit principal at Ernst & Young. He has held numerous board appointments, including advisory director at Community Bank, Katy, Texas. Additionally, he is the founder and director of the Nichols Foundation, a foundation to provide college scholarships to students on a need basis. He also serves on the development council of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Mr. Nichols is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University.

Thomas Reiser

Mr. Thomas A. Reiser is an Independent Director of the company. He is one of the organizers of the Bank and has served on our board since 2007 and the board of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Reiser has over 30 years of business experience. He is presently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Upstream Insurance Brokers. He has over 20 years of board membership, including from 1994 to 2006 when he served as a Director of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Reiser has served on numerous board committees, including audit, enterprise risk management and IT committees. Mr. Reiser received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary.

Raimundo Riojas E.

Mr. Raimundo Riojas E. is an Independent Directorof the company. He has served on our board since 2012. Mr. Riojas is the President of Duwest, Inc., a joint venture of Westrade, Inc. and E.I. DuPont de Nemours, engaged in the distribution of crop protection products and the manufacture of industrial and automotive coatings. Mr. Riojas presently manages a group of companies in Central America, Colombia and the Caribbean. From 1994 to 2011, he served as a director of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. He has also served as a director of The American Brahman Breeders Association since 1996. Mr. Riojas received a Chemical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Mr. Riojas’ international business experience and relationships in the banking industry qualifies him to serve on our board.

Fred Robertson

Mr. Fred S. Robertson is an Independent Director of the company. He has served on our board since 2011. Mr. Robertson has over 30 years of experience overseeing institutional and retail investments. He has managed fixed income investments and designed extensive quantitative models for bond management. For the past five years, Mr. Robertson has been managing his personal investments. Mr. Robertson holds a number of board appointments, including with the Texas Presbyterian Foundation and the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund, and volunteers with many organizations in Houston. Mr. Robertson received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from the College of William and Mary.