HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Mordecai, the Weatherford market city president for BBVA Compass, was named the winner of the annual James Doss Award given by the Parker County Today magazine at a banquet last Saturday. The award recognizes young leaders who are successful in their banking careers and active in the community. It was named for Doss, a Parker County bank founder, rancher and civic leader. Mordecai, 35, has spent most of his life in Parker County and was named Weatherford city president in 2012. He joined the bank in 2009 and has worked in the banking industry for the past 15 years, spending his career in North Texas. He's on the board of the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters. "We're proud that Ryan has been recognized, as it's tangible evidence of how passionate he is about working for his customers and growing his market," said Todd Hardy, the bank's North Texas regional director. "At BBVA Compass, we believe in providing the best customer experience and Ryan does that by building strong relationships with his clients and colleagues." About BBVA GroupBBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com. About BBVA CompassBBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 685 branches, including 350 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. Editor's Note:BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, Member FDIC.