Lawrence Kentz

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer


Lawrence Kentz is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for First Financial Bankshares, Inc. He oversees the Compliance Department for the Company which includes, Fair Lending, Community Reinvestment Act, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, and Compliance Testing. Additionally, he manages compliance exams. The Compliance Department supports Consumer Banking, Consumer and Business Lending, Bank Operations, Marketing/Advertising, Treasury Management, and other functions of the Bank that have contact with the public. Lawrence began his career with First Financial in June 2014. Lawrence started his banking career in 1977. Previously he worked several years for Bank One/Chase, Norwest/Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Lone Star National Bank.


Lawrence graduated Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ with a degree in Marketing/Middle Management. Additionally, he holds the following industry certifications: Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM); Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS); and Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Professional (CAFP).