Executive Vice President, Odessa
Barbara is the Odessa area manager for First Financial Trust, where she is responsible for business development and trust, estate and retirement plan administration. Barbara has spent her entire career in the banking and trust industry in the Permian Basin.
She joined First Financial Trust in 2009 as a senior vice president and currently serves as an executive vice president.
With over 30 years of experience in the finance business, Barbara has worked for a variety of banks in various positions. She is a certified public accountant and a licensed real estate saleswoman in the state of Texas.
Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing in 1978 from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a master’s degree in management, financial and real estate in 1979. She earned a second bachelor’s degree in 1986 in accountancy and information systems.
A member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, she also serves on the School of Business Advisory Council for UT Permian Basin. Barbara is a member and past officer of the Midland/Odessa Business & Estate Council (MOBEC) and a volunteer and past officer of the Ellen Noël Art Museum.