Willliam D. Ellis

William D. Ellis joined our Board in 2019, having served as Vice Chairman at Green Bancorp, Inc. (“Green”) since October 1, 2015, and as Vice Chairman at Green Bank N.A. (“Green Bank”) since October 1, 2015. Previously, he was the Founder and Chairman of Patriot Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, and served as its Chief Executive Officer and director from its inception in 2005. Prior to his tenure with Patriot Bancshares, Inc., Mr. Ellis held senior executive positions with several other financial institutions, including Texas Regional President for Union Planters Bank in Houston and Senior Vice President Regional Retail Banking Manager for BB&T in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on The Board of Advocates of The Truett Seminary at Baylor University and is a former director of Theater Under the Stars and Mission Centers of Houston. Mr. Ellis received his Bachelor of Science from Mississippi College and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Alabama. Mr. Ellis's qualifications to serve on our Board include his leadership of Patriot Bancshares, Inc. since its inception, his extensive experience in the banking industry and his longstanding relationships within the business, political and charitable communities