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IBAT Appoints Granville to Board of Directors


March 26 - William “Billy” Granville III, CEO and managing member of Granville Financial Group, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas. The announcement was made by Christopher L. Williston, IBAT president/CEO.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the community banking industry,” said Granville after his appointment. “I have great respect for IBAT, and I look forward to working with banking leaders throughout Texas.”

Granville will serve a three-year term, standard for board members.

Granville’s company, Granville Financial Group, was founded in 2010 and is a boutique consulting firm specializing in executive benefit solutions for financial institutions. As an associate member of IBAT, GFG works with banks to attract and retain key personnel while securing the earnings potential of the financial institution.

In addition to the IBAT board, Granville also serves on IBAT’s Associate Member Advisory Council and is upcoming chair of the council. He has served as an executive partner for the C.T. Bauer College of Business Future Leaders mentoring program at the University of Houston, as well as on the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a chartered financial consultant with broad experience in the financial industry. Prior to entering the financial services industry, Granville earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, serving as captain of the football team, and played professional football for the Cincinnati Bengals.

IBAT, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is one of the largest state community banking association in the nation. With more than 2,000 member banks and branches across 700 Texas communities and 160 associate members, it is widely regarded as a model for association leadership. For more information, visit

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