DALLAS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amegy Bank recently announced Matt Hildreth, president and CEO of its Dallas region since 2006, has been elected chairman and CEO. Kirk Wiginton will work together with Matt as president of Amegy's Dallas region and will join the bank's Dallas Advisory Board of Directors. "For the last seven years, Matt's leadership of our Dallas region has been outstanding. He has significantly expanded Amegy's presence across the Metroplex, and has built a terrific team of bankers who are all focused on serving our clients and the community," said Amegy Bank CEO Scott McLean. "He has positioned Amegy for success in Dallas and will continue to execute our long-term growth strategy into the future." Hildreth began his banking career in Dallas specializing in serving the investment and commercial banking needs of middle market and corporate companies throughout the Southwest. Prior to joining Amegy in 2006 as president and CEO for the Dallas region, he served as senior vice president and a commercial banking division manager at JPMorgan Chase in Dallas. Hildreth has more than 25 years of corporate finance and commercial bank experience. With more than 30 years of experience in banking, Wiginton began his career at Allied Bank of Texas in Houston as a loan officer. He went on to hold several leadership positions at community banks throughout Texas. He joined Amegy Bank in 1997 as a vice president and commercial lender, and has risen through the ranks of the Houston bank. He has held key leadership roles throughout his time with Amegy, partnering with several other executives in guiding regional commercial lending strategy as well as Amegy's community banking partnership, which together make up $2.9 billion in loans and $7.2 billion in deposits. "Kirk is a talented relationship banker with tremendous finance, credit and business development expertise. His extensive lending background, knowledge of the Texas market and experience in growing community banks make him the perfect banker to fill this critical role in our Dallas region," said Amegy Bank, Dallas Chairman and CEO Matt Hildreth. "We are fortunate to have him join our talented team of bankers in Dallas, and his leadership will be valuable as we continue to grow throughout North Texas." Hildreth is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance. He currently serves as chairman of Goodwill Industries of Dallas Board of Directors, member of the Goodwill Industries Foundation, Dallas Chapter of the American Heart Association, SMU Athletic Forum, Board of Trustees, Paul Quinn College (former chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee), Ron Springs Gift of Life Foundation, and is a member of The Dallas Assembly and Dallas Citizens Council. Wiginton attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and real estate. He co-chaired Amegy's United Way Campaign in 2008 and participated in the XVIII class of the Leadership Houston Program. About Amegy Bank Amegy Bank is a leading Texas bank with $13 billion in assets. Founded in 1990, Amegy has a strong tradition of relationship banking, local decision making and financial expertise. Amegy specializes in banking businesses of all sizes, and has the resources to provide financing, investment management, treasury management solutions, international banking, as well as other specialized services. Equally important, the Bank offers individuals and families a wide range of depository, lending, mortgage, wealth management, trust and brokerage services. Amegy entered the Metroplex market in 2004 and is supported by its downtown Dallas full-scale operations center and nine banking centers in strategic locations. With more than 80 locations across Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Amegy is dedicated to serving Texas communities, families and businesses. Amegy is a part of the Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) collection of great banks. To learn more about Amegy, visit www.amegybank.com or call 800-287-0301 for more information. Member FDIC. All loans subject to credit approval. Restrictions apply.