Frost CEO to speak of bank’s success amidst economic turmoil

Dick Evans, CEO of Frost Bank, will speak Friday morning about the bank’s ethical practices and how it has been successful during the current economic situation at the Tandy Executive Speaker Series hosted by the Neeley School of Business, a Neeley School official said.

Evans is the chairman and CEO of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc as well as a member of the Federal Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

“He’s a real leading banker,” Erekson said. “During this very difficult economic crisis we’ve been through, Frost Bank has been a very strong bank.”

Evans said he plans on talking about the bank’s success, especially with the current economic situation, and how important Fort Worth is to the company.

“In this milder recession that we’re in in Texas, we continue to see success, continue to grow and build our company,” Evans said.

Evans has been the CEO of Frost Bank for nearly 12 years and has been with the bank for 38 years, he said.

Evans said the Federal Advisory Council was created when the Federal Reserve was established.

“It is made up of one banker from each of the 12 Federal Reserve districts,” Evans said. “I represent the Dallas Federal Reserve District.”

Erekson said Evans’ position with the Board of Governors is a very important and influential policy position.

“He has demonstrated success as a business executive and he is in a key policy advisory position,” Erekson said. “The Federal Reserve sets the monetary policy that’s at the core of the economic circumstances that we’re in.”

Casi Guzik, a senior business information systems and supply chain management major, said students benefit from the series by learning current business practices.

“It’s a great networking opportunity for students,” Guzik said. “They can actually apply what they learn in the classroom.”

Erekson said the target of the series has been to invite business executives from around the area to campus.

“I think for TCU to fulfill its mission, part of that is having the Neeley School be a vital part in the community,” Erekson said.

Dick Evans, Frost CEO

What: Tandy Executive Speaker Series

When: 7:30 a.m. Friday

Where: Brown-Lupton University Union

Register online. Tickets are $20 and include a full breakfast.