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Falcon Bank adds two new Board of Directors (March 17, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon Bank adds two new Board of Directors (March 17, 2005)

Falcon Bank names two prominent Laredo businessmen to Board of Directors


Falcon International Bank CEO and president Adolfo E. Gutierrez announced today the naming of Hector H. Garcia, Sr. and Hector H. Garcia Jr. to the board of directors of the bank. They are joining Gutierrez, Hugo Gutierrez Sr. (who serves as Chairman of the Board), Hugo Gutierrez, Jr., Gilbert Narvaez, Jr., John J. Hill and Jose R. Medina on the board.

"It is important to us that our board of directors not only know what counts in the community, but what counts for families," says CEO Gutierrez. "This well-respected father-son team embodies what counts: hard work, astute business acumen and solid family values."

Hector H. Garcia, Sr.: Hector Sr.'s resume reads like a Who's Who of Laredo. In 1986, he was named "Laredo Morning Times Man of the Year," along with his wife Altagracia. A Laredo native, Garcia is very active in his church and the community, currently serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister of Blessed Sacrament Church as well as being an active member of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, the Laredo Catholic Diocese Financial Committee, and the Laredo Country Club. He has previously held the position of president in organizations such as the Laredo Rotary Club, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, and Lulac Council No. 12. Mr. Garcia also served as a member of the Royal Insurance Co. Advisory Council and the Providence Washington Insurance Co. Advisory Council.

In 1984, Garcia was inducted into the Laredo Latin Hall of Fame for basketball, and in 1990 he was inducted into the St. Mary's University Hall of Fame for baseball.

He attended and graduated from St. Mary's University with a B.S. in chemistry, after serving as class valedictorian for St. Joseph's Academy. He then went on to receive his M.S. in Administration from Texas A&I University. He and his wife Altagracia Azios Garcia have two children: Hector Jr. and a daughter Anna Isabel Garcia Alvarez.

"I am proud and honored to be asked to be part of the team as a board member at Falcon International Bank," says Garcia, Sr. "It is impressive to see the bank,s growth and service during the last few years, and I hope I can be of help in its quest for excellence and service to our community and surrounding areas."

Hector H. Garcia, Jr.: Hector Jr. is following in his father's legacy of entrepreneurship and community service. A graduate of Texas A&M with a B.B.A. in management, he is a board member of the Coastal Conservation Association; a member of the Laredo Builders' Association and the Laredo Development Foundation; and was appointed by City Councilman John Galo to serve on the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee. He is also a past member of the Laredo Rotary Club and served on the Webb County Child Welfare Board. To Hector, the most important service he can offer is to his family.

"I would like to thank the Gutierrez family and the board of directors on my selection to the board of Falcon International Bank," says Garcia, Jr. "I am looking forward to working with the dedicated people at Falcon Bank."

Falcon International Bank is a $385 million institution with four locations in Laredo, a branch in San Antonio and a representative office in Monterrey, Mexico. Falcon Bank has served the Laredo market for 18 years and earned its second consecutive "High Performance Bank Award" in 2003 by the National Bankers Association.

Recently recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine and ranked 74 on its list of 100 fastest-growing Hispanic-owned businesses, Falcon Bank plans to build two additional branches in San Antonio this year.

Falcon Officer named to Goodwill Board of Directors (February 14, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon Officer named to Goodwill Board of Directors (February 14, 2005)

Hugo Gutierrez III was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Goodwill in San Antonio


Goodwill Industries celebrated their 60th Anniversary at their annual meeting which was held on January 31, 2005 in San Antonio, TX. During this meeting Goodwill presented the Board of Directors, in which they appointed one of Falcon's own, Hugo Gutierrez III. "It is an honor to be associated with such a class organization as Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, and I promise to uphold Goodwill's mission of helping change lives through the power of work," Gutierrez said. Mr. Gutierrez is a Marketing & Business Development Officer for Falcon Bank in San Antonio.

Falcon International Bank: Employee of the Year (February 7, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon International Bank: Employee of the Year (February 7, 2005)

Rosie Mata voted Falcon's Banker of the Year


Rosie Mata has been named Falcon International Bank's Banker of the Year 2004.

"I was very surprised and felt honored that my co-workers selected me as Falcon's Banker of the Year. Aside from the recognition that I received I was also rewarded with a trip for two to Las Vegas," she said.

In her 18 years with the bank, she has worked in the wire transfers, safety deposit boxes, letters of credit, human resources, payroll departments, and is currently working in accounts payable/purchasing.

" I am grateful for the experience that i gained in working in different departments. It has enabled me to assume the challenges of running the accounts payable/purchasing department."

All employees with the exception of officers, that are in good standing for the last 90 days are eligible for Falcon's Banker of the Month/Year award. Eligible employees may be nominated by another employee or officer.

All nomination forms must be in writing, signed and must be submitted to the Banker of the Month/Year Committee. The committee selects cadidates who:
-Demonstrate friendliness towards customers and co-workers
- Provide quality and efficient customer sevice
- Exemplify leadership qualities and capabilities
- Has completed all requirements of the in-house training
- Has a positive attitude about work and influences the same attitude on others
- Willingly performs above and beyond the normal job requirements
- Complete assignments, is always on time and fulfills all responsiblities

The Banker of the Month receives special recognition along with a chance to be selected as Banker of the Year.

During the bank's employee Christmas Party in December, everyone votes from the 11 Bankers of the Month that were selected during the year (January through November). The Banker of the Month that receives the most votes will be the Banker of the Year.

Falcon Senior Vice-President Completes Training (January 10, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon Senior Vice-President Completes Training (January 10, 2005)

Noe Cubriel now a Certified Insurance Counselor


The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Noe Cubriel, Senior Vice-President of FalconSure in Laredo, TX, following his successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

The announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, President of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation on Mr. Cubriel and will honor him in an official pinning ceremony to be held early next year.

The Society of CIC is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation's preeminent provider of insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance conducts more than 2,000 programs annually, throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. Currently, more than 26,000 agents and insurance professionals throughout the country have received the CIC designation.

Mr. Cubriel has demonstrated his professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC institutes and comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management, and agency operations.

Mr. Cubriel has been with Falcon International Bank for over 5 years. In that time, he has become the head of FalconSure, Falcon's successful first subsidiary company. There, he helps customers with all of their insurance needs; additionally, Mr. Cubriel also oversees the Foreign Exchange and Letters of Credit Department.

"Noe definitely "knows what counts". He knows that it takes professional knowledge and understanding to better serve FalconSure's supporters. He has proven his commitment to his staff and customers by achieving the status of Certified Insurance Counselor. We are all extremely proud of Noe's dedication and accomplishments." Adolfo E. Gutierrez-President and CEO Falcon International Bank.

Throughout his 18 years of banking, Mr. Cubriel has kept his Laredo community in mind. For this reason, he is currently an active board member of Communities in Schools where he is currently serving his third term as treasurer. In addition, Mr. Cubriel is a member of the Laredo Manufacturers Association. Mr. Cubriel graduated with a BBA major in Finance from Southwest Texas State University.

Falcon's President re-elected to IBAT Board (January 10, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon's President re-elected to IBAT Board (January 10, 2005)

Adolfo Gutierrez has been elected to a second term on the board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.


Adolfo Gutierrez has been elected to a second term on the board of directors of the independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer of Falcon International Bank in Laredo, was elected during the organization's 30th annual convention and business meeting in San Antonio.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Adolph's strengths on our board," said Christopher L. Williston, president and chief executive officer of IBAT. "The growth and success of our organization through these last three decades can be credited to the expertise and leadership of our state's independent bankers."

"IBAT is the unifying voice of independent bankers, a voice that is heard loudly and clearly in Texas and in Washington. The IBAT staff is comprised of a group very loyal, dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate individuals that have melded to form one of the most respected banking organizations in the country." To serve a second term in this organization is an honor and a privilege." Adolfo Gutierrez - President and CEO Falcon International Bank.

Officers elected for 2004-2005 include Chairman Riley C. Peveto, chairman of the board of GNB Financial N.A. in Gainesville; Chairman-Elect James D. Lindsey, president and chief executive officer of First State Bank in Mesquite; Vice Chairman Al Jones, president and chief executive officer of American Bank in Corpus Christi; and Secretary-Treasurer Cliff McCauley, executive vice president of Frost Bank in San Antonio.

The independent Bankers Association of Texas is the primary voice for the state's community banks that maintain their corporate headquarters within Texas, are independently owned and operated and characterized by attention to customer service, lower fees and small business, agricultural and consumer lending.

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