Our Board Members
Mr. Hutt is Chairman and CEO of Dallas Capital Bank, and the bank holding company Park Cities Financial Group. Mr. Hutt is a 30-year veteran banker and formerly an executive of Community Bancorp (CBC), where he led the acquisition of $3 billion Superior Bank. Prior to joining CBC, he was with BBVA Compass, where he held nationwide responsibility for Compass Bank’s Corporate and Specialized Industry activities and served as President of Compass Bank, Texas. During his 24-year Bank of America career, Mr. Hutt held a variety of executive level positions including president of Bank of America, Dallas. Mr. Hutt has a long track record of civic engagement, having served on the boards of directors at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Citizens Council and Goodwill Industries.
Mr. Makel is currently a partner of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, which he joined in 2017. He was a founding partner of the Dallas office of Patton Boggs, LLP which he joined in 1997, which doubled in size under his leadership to over 120 attorneys. Mr. Makel has deep roots in Dallas banking, and has founded three successful banking institutions, including Highland Bancshares, Inc., where he was Vice Chairman of the board of directors, Texas Capital Bank, where he was director, and Resource Bank, where he was a director and served on the Executive Committee.
Mr. Monroe is the CEO and Co-Founder of OTB Global Enterprises, Inc. and Lava Petroleum, LLC. Prior thereto, Mr. Monroe was the CEO of the Denkmann family of business. Mr. Monroe has over thirty years of experience in the oil & gas industry, non-hydrocarbon gases, commercial development/construction, timberland management and other real estate industries.
Mr. Powell served as FDIC Chairman from 2001-2005, and was named by President Bush as the Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding, developing long-term rebuilding plans for the region in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Prior to serving as FDIC Chairman, Don was Chairman, President and CEO of The First National Bank of Amarillo. In December, 2008, Mr. Powell was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest honor a U.S. citizen can receive. He has served on the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System and is currently a Board Member of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. He has served as Director at Bank of America, and currently serves on the board of Stone Energy.
Mr. Raffaele is a longtime and well known Texas Banker. He currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer & Board Member of American Bank, N.A. with executive offices in Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas. At his previous bank, Mr. Raffaele was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer & Board Member of F&M Bank & Trust Co., having joined F&M in September, 2009. Prior to joining F&M Bank, Mr. Raffaele was with Guaranty Bank (NYSE: GFG) in Dallas, Texas, where he served in various capacities including Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Raffaele was also with Sterling Bank (NASDAQ: SBIB) in Houston, Texas where he served at various times as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer.
Mr. Schack is founding Chairman of American Business Bank in Los Angeles, he has been in the banking business since the late 60s at both Security Pacific Bank and 1st Business Bank. In 1998, he joined four other executives to form American Business Bank, a financial institution serving small and middle size companies in Southern California. Mr. Schack also acts as an advisor for the Endicott Group, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the financial services industry.
Mr. Deason is the president of Deason Capital Services, LLC. Additionally, Mr. Deason serves on the board of directors of 1200 Media Group, Foreland Resources, Intrexon Energy Partners, Ryan, LLC, ID Life, and Valesco Industries, as well as the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, the Executive Board of The Bobby Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at SMU.