MoodyBank Rolls Out New Brand

January 22, 2018

Moody National Bank is rebranding to reflect the bank’s services, goals and values.Founded in Galveston in 1907, Moody Bank has grown to serve the greater Houston, Galveston and Central Texas regions with new products, services and technologies.


Moody Bank President Victor Pierson said, “Our research confirms that our customers count on us for the personal service of a community bank and the products,services and financial strength of a large bank.”


Services include a full range of business and personal loan products, treasury management and merchant services, credit and debit cards, online and mobile banking, and checking and savings accounts. Moody Bank also has one of the largest and oldest wealth management and trust departments in Texas,responsible for more than $30 billion in assets.


There brand includes a refreshed logo, new graphic look and new marketing materials. Moody Bank also has a new signature statement to reflect its commitment to service and longevity: “Building Relationships in Texas Since 1907.”


“We’re a growing, fiscally strong Texas community bank dedicated to delivering excellent customer service with quality products and services,” Pierson said. “Our values are built on respect for our customers, community and employees.”


Moody Bank is one of the largest community banks in terms of market share in the Houston area with more than $1 billion in assets. The bank and its staff have long been recognized for their leadership and experience in the banking industry.


Pierson serves in a number of leadership roles, including as a member of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Board of Directors and Dean of Bankers for the South western Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.Katherine Rodriguez, Moody Bank executive vice president and chief financial officer, serves on the American Bankers Association (ABA) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board. After Hurricane Harvey, the ABA recognized Moody Bank for its post-Harvey recovery and relief efforts.

Moody Bank CFO Appointed to National Banking Advisory Board

November 8, 2017

Katherine Rodriguez, Moody National Bank executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed to the American Bankers Association (ABA) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.


Rodriguez is the only Texas banker on the national board,which will guide ABA staff on creating programs to shape the next generation of banking leaders.


Rodriguez joined Moody Bank in 2003. A certified public accountant, she holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.


Moody Bank President Victor Pierson said, “Katherine is an experienced and very knowledgeable financial executive. She’s passionate about delivering excellence for our customers, our community and our employees. We’re very proud of her appointment.”

Moody Bank Reopens in Energy Corridor in Modular Building

October 2, 2017

HOUSTON – Moody National Bank has reopened its West Houston branch, located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, in a temporary modular building as it repairs its flood-damaged building at the same location, 850 N. Eldridge Parkway. The bank’s other 14 branches in the greater Houston/Galveston area were open within days of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast.


Moody Bank President Victor Pierson said, “We’re shooting for an early 2018 reopening of the main bank building, which was heavily damaged by floodwaters. Opening in a temporary building less than a month after flooding receded is a testament to our staff’s commitment to serve our customers.”


The modular building for the West Houston banking center,which opened on Monday, Sept. 25, was designed and built specifically for bank use and includes a drive-thru window, a night deposit box, a vault and a teller station.


Immediately after Harvey struck, Moody Bank staff focused on fully restoring banking services at all locations, helping its 42 employees who suffered property losses, and supporting impacted communities. The Galveston-based community bank has 16 locations in Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Travis counties. On Aug. 30, 12 locations were open with all but the West Houston location to follow quickly.


The American Bankers Association is featuring Moody National Bank in a hurricane recovery video to be aired at the ABA national conference this fall. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, an ABA video crew was in Galveston to interview Pierson and other bank employees about their post-Harvey recovery and relief efforts. The video also features select banks impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida.


Moody National Bank is the sixth largest community bank in terms of market share in the Houston area with $972.75 million in assets as of June 30, 2017, according to the FDIC. It has a total of 207 employees.