David Byrd, CPA, CTFA

Executive Vice President, San Angelo

David is the San Angelo area manager for First Financial Trust, where he is responsible for business development and trust, estate and retirement plan administration. He joined First Financial Trust in 1997 and has nearly 40 years of experience with trust and asset management. 

Prior to First Financial Trust, David spent 14 years at Amarillo National Bank as a senior vice president and senior trust officer. 

An adjunct faculty member at the Howard College campus in San Angelo, David teaches elementary accounting. He was previously an adjunct for Amarillo College and the New Mexico Military Institute. 

David earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1975 and an MBA in 1976, both from Eastern New Mexico University. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s SW Graduate School of Banking and the New Mexico School of Banking. 

In addition, David is a certified public accountant and a certified trust and financial advisor. He is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and former president of the San Angelo chapter. He has served as the president of the San Angelo Estate Planning Council. Additional community involvement includes the Rotary Club of San Angelo, Adult Literacy Council, Downtown San Angelo Association and the San Angelo Historic Preservation Commission.