Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Ron Butler is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial Bank, N.A. Abilene Region in Abilene, Texas. First Financial Bank, N.A. is a $13 billion bank with 79 branches located throughout Texas. Butler is also Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. Butler previously was CEO of First Financial Bank in Eastland and Stephenville and has been with First Financial for 30 years.
Mr. Butler graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Tarleton State University. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Butler has been active in the community serving on numerous community boards and is the former Board Chair of the Abilene Industrial Foundation and Abilene Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Excellence in Banking program at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, and also the Advisory Council of the Rawls College of Business (Emeritus), former director of West Central Texas Municipal Water District, Board Chair of ContinueCare Hospital at Hendrick Medical Center, and the Abilene Improvement Corporation. Butler also served a 6-year term on the Brazos River Authority board of directors and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry. He has served numerous terms as a director of the Texas Bankers Association, and is currently serving as Treasurer for the TBA. Butler was inducted into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame in 2023.
Married to wife, Lorilei, and they have two grown children, a son, Trey, and a daughter, Sydney. Trey and Sydney are both graduates of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.