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