The Beginning: Five area leaders, Senator Ken Armbrister, Joseph J. Beal, Dr. Charles Graham, Steve Rivers, and Senator Kirk Watson, saw the need for a local, independent bank in Bastrop County. The City of Elgin, Texas, was chosen as the headquarters of the Bank. Each of the five Founders secured other local leaders to assist in the organization of the Bank. The Founders were very successful in their work, and the following Organizers were added to the group: Ernest F. Bogart, John Burke, William H. Caudill, Ralph and Susan Caulo, Melissa Cole, Beverly Daughtry, H. C. Ducharme, Benton Eskew, Jimmy and Cynthia Ferguson, Wayne Frank, Curtis Fuelberg, David R. Glass, Shaun Gordy, Gayle Graham, Bill McLellan, Gary and Rebecca Meyer, Gregg and Denise Meyer, Roger and Suzanne Mogonye, Melvin Poldrack, Terry and Martha Poldrack, Rebecca Rivers, Bruce Schanhals, Tom and Nancy Scott, and Keith Snowden.
The Plan: Each Organizer identified persons potentially interested in purchasing stock in an independent community bank. The group’s plan was to place emphasis on offering local residents ownership in the institution.
The Management Team: The Bank is proud to say that our senior management team has a combined total of banking experience well over a 100 years in Bastrop county! Our team is composed of:
Elaine Martin - President and CEO
Vicki Dumbeck – Senior Vice President, Lending
Danyse Crowder – Vice President and Cashier
Kelli McCall – Vice President, Lending
Wanda Rucker - Vice President Bastrop Bank
Rebekah Altmiller - Vice President
The Result: A public offering of stock was held, and the Bank was capitalized. Many local Shareholders were secured through the stock offering who, in turn, support the Bank’s growth with their business. The doors were opened for business at 1213 Highway 290 in Elgin on June 11, 2007. On April 19, 2010, a Bastrop location was opened at 1500 Chestnut Street.
The Future: The bank will continue to grow in Elgin and Bastrop. Opportunities for advancement into other key communities in Central Texas will continue to be considered.
Our Mission Statement: Frontier will efficiently operate a sound, locally-based community bank offering consistently superb customer service and community leadership, while increasing the value of its stockholders’ investment.