Michelle Hickox


Mrs. Hickox was named EVP/Chief Financial Officer at First Financial Bank in January 2023. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Independent Financial Group, Inc. (IBTX) and its subsidiary, Independent Bank, an $18 billion publicly-traded bank holding company based in McKinney, Texas, where she led IBTX through its initial public offering in 2013 and played a key role in ten acquisitions during her tenure. Prior to joining IBTX, Mrs. Hickox was an audit partner at RSM US LLP in Dallas, serving financial institutions throughout Texas.


Mrs. Hickox is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she currently serves as a trustee of the 12th Man Foundation.