Coleman Movers & Shakers – Christopher Neros, Ché Goff, and Rett Everett

April 14, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Christopher Neros, Ché Goff, and Rett Everett

Christopher Neros Joins First Fed Bank as EVP, Chief Lending Officer

“Chris is a well-respected leader with a successful track record of business development, relationship management, and team leadership. He will bring valuable experience and strategic direction to our lending initiatives,” says Matt Deines, President and CEO of First Fed Bank and First Northwest Bancorp.

Prior to joining First Fed, Neros held lending and leadership roles for over 15 years at Peoples Bank in Bellingham, WA. As Chief Lending Officer at Peoples, Neros oversaw bank-wide lending strategy of all commercial and marine lending activities. He was formerly a member of the loan committee for Northwest Business Development Association. Before moving to Washington, Neros gained 10 years of lending and retail banking experience at First National Bank Alaska.

“First Fed is on an exciting growth trajectory, anchored by a 100-year legacy of outstanding service. I look forward to strengthening our business relationships by collaborating with our team, our partners, and our customers on business opportunities,” says Neros.

PlainsCapital Bank’s Corpus Christi Lending Group Welcomes Ché Goff as EVP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer

“I am thrilled to have Ché join us at PlainsCapital Bank,” says Frank Hastings, PlainsCapital Bank Coastal Bend region chairman. “He has a proven track record as a business and banking leader within our business community, and I look forward to seeing him succeed as an important member of our local commercial banking team.”

Goff brings 24 years of banking experience to his role as Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer. At PlainsCapital, he will provide commercial lending, banking, and credit underwriting solutions to clients across Texas. Prior to joining the Bank, he held positions at Third Coast Bank, BBVA, Frost National Bank, and Ford Motor Credit Company.

“I’m excited to work for a bank with such a strong history in Texas and reputation for helping clients,” Goff says. “I know that local business owners are looking for banking partners that have a vested interest in their community and PlainsCapital has proven its commitment to the Coastal Bend. I look forward to proudly representing PlainsCapital to our long-term client, as well as introducing the Bank to many new future clients.”

Rett Everett is Appointed to EVP, Credit Administration at First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

“Rett’s extensive background and experience in commercial banking, combined with his role as Chief Credit Officer at his previous bank, are assets that will contribute to First Financial Bank’s lending success,” says Luke Longhofer, the EVP and Chief Lending Officer. “His achievements and expertise will add immediate value to our lending team as we continue to be one of the nation’s best community banks.”

Everett will be a valued member of credit administration with the daily responsibility of lending oversight of the Dallas/Fort Worth regions. His oversight of these regions’ lending efforts will encompass all aspects of lending, including credit underwriting, loan decisioning, portfolio risk management, and compliance with bank policy and regulatory requirements. Everett will also serve as a voting member on the corporate loan committee that evaluates the largest loan relationships in the bank.   

Everett arrived at First Financial Bank after serving as EVP, Chief Credit Officer at The National Bank of Texas in Fort Worth since June 2020. He had an extensive 14-year tenure at Capital One Bank in Fort Worth and Dallas, where he held the positions of Assistant Vice President, Corporate Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President (SVP), Managing Underwriter in the Commercial Lending Group. In 2019, he was named SVP, Corporate Relationship Manager, before accepting his most recent position at The National Bank of Texas.