Powering Economic Development in the Hill Country

Andy Ivankovich, owner of Singing Water Vineyards (left), and Roy Thompson, Market President, Texas Hill Country (right).

Roy Thompson, Market President, Texas Hill Country, shares insights on rural banking growth and career development on The Hill Country Podcast.

In the latest episode of The Hill Country Podcast, host Tom Fox interviews Roy, and they discuss the key influences of community banking on local founders and the communities they serve. Drawing on his multi-decade banking career, Roy highlights the unique challenges and opportunities he’s experienced in serving Kerrville.  He emphasizes his longstanding commitment to driving economic growth in his community. Roy envisions banking as a catalyst for collaborative endeavors between local communities, weaving educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and municipal government together to propel economic development.

In this episode, Roy highlights the energy his role at the bank provides in his mission to support continued growth in the Texas Hill Country. Roy shares more about the rewarding moments he’s experienced in:

  • Financing larger companies relocating to Kerrville, resulting in expansion of industry sectors and incremental job growth.
  • Partnering with local business owners to grow purposefully, and enjoying seeing their steady growth, which outpaces larger municipalities.
  • Cultivating the next generation of bankers in Kerrville through the Rural Banking Certification at Schreiner University, a program that he helped found and implement.

Roy’s steadfast commitment to fostering partnerships reflects his unwavering dedication to supporting rural areas and ensuring their sustained prosperity under his leadership within the Texas Partners Bank Hill Country market.

Join us in this conversation as we explore the future of rural banking and career opportunities in the Texas Hill Country.

Market President,
Texas Hill Country

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