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John D. Steinmetz serves as CEO of Vista Bank, a community bank serving Texas since 1912. Steinmetz also serves as Vice Chairman of Vista Bank and Vista Bancshares. He leads all aspects of the organization’s commercial and retail banking functions and directs market strategic goals, policies, and employee and shareholder relations. Under his leadership, Vista Bank has experienced extraordinary growth. Steinmetz also led a capital raise in 2015, raising $28.9MM to ensure the organization’s continued growth.

Steinmetz’s relentless pursuit to help others succeed is what fuels his commitment to serve. Mr. Steinmetz is affiliated with several national, statewide, and local organizations such as Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Young Life, Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, and Texas Lyceum.

Steinmetz graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.B.A. in Finance.

He and his wife, Jaemie, have been blessed with one son and one daughter.

Community Involvement:

Texas Tech University System, Board of Regent
Young Presidents’ Organization, Member
Vista Bancshares, Vice Chairman
CARR Foundation, Past Chairman
Texas Lyceum, Past Director
Young Life, Past Director
Boys and Girls Club, Past Board President
U.S. Senate Leadership Summit, Past Texas Delegate
Texas Tech University, Chancellors Council
Texas Tech Student Government Association, Past President


2018 Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree
2018 Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 honoree
2015 Maverick PAC 40 Under 40 honoree
2012 Small Business Administration Financial Service Champion Award
Volunteer Center of Lubbock, Past Lubbock Young Professional of the Year


Texas Tech University, B.B.A. Finance, Emphasis in Real Estate
Texas Tech University, School of Community Banking
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Words to Live By:

Loyalty is King

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