Brett Murphy Named as Region 13 President of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Austin, TX (July 20, 2022) – Brett Murphy, Whitley Penn Audit Partner, has started as Region 13 President of The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT).

“I am excited to be starting as Region 13 President of the Leadership Division of IBAT,” said Murphy. “This is a great opportunity to continue my involvement in a new capacity and further build connections in the banking industry.”

Murphy has significant knowledge and experience working with financial institutions and financial services companies. Additionally, Murphy’s financial institution experience includes working with banks ranging from de novo to $4 billion, assisting with IPOs, acquisitions and FDICIA implementation. He has also worked with both publicly traded and privately held companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, energy, technology, and employee benefit plans.

Murphy earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Texas Bankers Association (TBA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TXCPA) and serves on the board of directors for the Central Texas Chapter of the Risk Management Association.

About Independent Bankers Association of Texas Leadership Division

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. It is the largest state community organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. The IBAT Leadership Division is divided into 13 regions, each of which hosts education and networking events for community bankers in the area throughout the year. Each Region has its own president who also serves as the region’s board member.

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