Austin Bank welcomes new executive VP, regional president

Lowell Little

Lowell Little has joined Austin Bank as Executive Vice President and Regional President of the Bank’s Southeast Region.

“Lowell possesses extensive experience in both bank management and lending,” commented Austin Bank Vice Chairman Jeff Austin III. “With his broad background in banking, Lowell has the skills that will enable him to foster opportunities for continued growth in Cleveland and our Southeast Region.”

Lowell began his 33-year banking career as a Credit Analyst with Allied First National Bank in Angleton in 1986.  He steadily progressed through the ranks becoming a Loan Officer, Relationship Officer, in Portfolio Sales, Private Banker and Institutional Trust Administrator as the bank went through changes to First Interstate Bank of Texas and a later acquisition by Wells Fargo.  In 1997, he moved to Prime Bank in Houston to serve as a Branch Manager.  Working through another acquisition by Wells Fargo, Little went on to serve as Senior Vice President and Principal Relationship Manager for the Houston Business Banking Group and most recently served as SVP and Business Banking Manager for the group.

Lowell attended the University of Houston in Clear Lake and has completed the Credit Analyst Training Program provided by Allied Bank of Texas, Leadership East Montgomery County, Leadership North Houston and received the Exemplary Credit Professional Certification.

He has served as Chairman of the Board for the East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, in the Rotary Club of Humble and on the Board for Leadership North Houston.

Lowell will office in the Bank’s Cleveland office located at 901 E. Houston.

Austin Bank, a community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Texas, has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for the eleventh consecutive year. With assets in excess of $1.8 billion, bank offices are located in 33 East Texas locations within 23 cities and twelve counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family who is celebrating 109 years of service in the Texas banking industry.

More information about Austin Bank can be found on the bank’s website at

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