CEO of fast-growing Dallas bank focused on calling right plays for customers

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By Rob Schneider – Managing Editor - Events, Dallas Business Journal

Sep 24, 2019, 8:01am CDT Updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:19pm CDT

 

John D. Steinmetz is one of 18 honorees for the Dallas Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Awards. The event was Sept. 25 at the Pavilion At The Belo Mansion in Dallas. For more coverage of the event, click here.

Appointed nearly five years ago, Vista Bank President and CEO John D. Steinmetz was the first CEO in the bank's 100-year history who was not a member of the company's founding family.

His focus has been strategic growth for the bank, which has grown on his watch from one based in West Texas and focused on agriculture to one headquartered in Dallas and experiencing massive growth.

An interest niche of Vista’s banking business started when it started managing the money of former Texas Tech and current Washington State football coach Mike Leach.

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