Odessa, Texas — December 28, 2022 — SouthWest Bank announced today the appointment of Phil George as Odessa market president. He currently serves as SouthWest Bank’s senior vice president of commercial lending. George replaces Paul Weaver, who has been elected as the bank's next chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2023.

George will utilize his depth of banking experience and extensive business network to support the growth of SouthWest Bank’s customer base in the market where their headquarters is located.

Local to Odessa, George has 19 years of experience in the banking industry. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

“Phil’s vast experience in lending, proven track record of serving his customers, and knowledge of the Odessa community make him the perfect person to lead the Odessa market,” said Dewey Bryant, CEO. “In the 14 years he’s been at SouthWest Bank, he’s made a significant impact on our growth, and we look forward to his continued leadership.”

George previously served on the board of directors for the Odessa Housing Authority, Odessa College Foundation, Catholic Charites, Young Professionals of Odessa (YPO), and on the Odessa Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He resides in Odessa with his wife and two daughters.