Veteran banker George Jones passed away on Friday.
Jones, 77, had been dealing with a “long illness,” according to an obituary in the Dallas Morning News.
Jones helped found Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas in 1998, serving as its CEO from 2008 to 2013.
He became CEO of CrossFirst Bancshares in Leawood, Kan., in May 2018 before retiring last June. He was succeeded by Mike Maddox, who had been the president and CEO of CrossFirst Bank.
Jones had been CrossFirst’s vice chairman following his retirement as CEO.
“George was an outstanding mentor, adviser and an integral member of our board,” Rod Brenneman, CrossFirst’s chairman, said in a press release. “With more than four decades of experience in the banking industry, he brought incredible insight and significant experience to our company. Working alongside George has been a privilege for me and the other members of the CrossFirst board and executive leadership team.”
“Over the past five years, George’s leadership and guidance have played a critical role in our company’s success,” Maddox said in the release. “We will continue to honor George and his legacy of incredible business acumen and passion for extraordinary service across our entire company and throughout our industry for years to come.”