First Financial Bank, Southeast Region announces promotion for Blaine Caillier

Published 12:26 am Saturday, April 13, 2024

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Blaine Caillier has been named regional president and chief executive officer of First Financial Bank, Southeast Region.

Ron Butler, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of First Financial Bankshares, made the announcement this week.

“We are excited to further expand Blaine Caillier’s leadership role in our growing Southeast Texas Region,” Butler said. “Blaine has been preparing for this role for several years. His dedication and expertise make him an excellent fit to guide the region to continued success.

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“The preceding Southeast Region CEO, Stephen Lee, is leaving our company to become the president and CEO of First National Bank of Bastrop. We wish Stephen the very best in his new role and are thankful for the time he spent with us at First Financial.”

Caillier started his career at First Financial more than 13 years ago and most recently served as the mid-county market president, beginning in 2016.

Earlier this year, he stepped into the role of regional president of First Financial Bank, Southeast Region.

He is a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU, with an undergraduate degree from Lamar University. He also graduated from the Leadership SE Texas and TBA’s Management Development Training Program.

Across his time at First Financial, Caillier has been an active civic leader and serves as a director on the Nederland and Port Arthur chambers of commerce and as a

director of the Lutcher Theater.

Additionally, he is a current member of, and past president of, the Nederland Rotary Club.