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Independent Bank 2002 Press Release

Independent Bank

Press Release

November 26, 2002

Kevin Griffin McKinney, TXIndependent Bank is pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Griffin has recently been named Executive Vice President/Commercial Lending.  Formerly Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending, Kevin is a 17-year banking veteran, working primarily in the areas of commercial and real estate lending.  A former business owner, Kevin has first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day decisions facing entrepreneurs.

Independent Bank President and CEO Dan Brooks speaks highly of Kevin saying, “Kevin is a valuable asset to our management team and brings a high level of expertise to our Bank in the areas of lending and comprehensive relationship management.  He’s enthusiastic, committed to excellent asset quality and a real go-getter!  We are privileged to have Kevin here at Independent Bank.”

Kevin appreciates the lending environment at Independent Bank where decisionmakers are responsive and readily available to meet customer needs.  He states, “Our bank has the capacity to take on larger projects, without the bureaucratic red tape.”  A proven producer, he appreciates being able to deliver an exceptional level of service to his valuable clients.

Born and raised in Richardson, Kevin and his family now reside in Plano.  Kevin is a 1981 graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business and Finance.  Kevin is active in the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, is a recent graduate of “Citizenship McKinney,” is involved in the Main Street Program, is a member of McKinney Rotary and has served as a member of the planning committee for both Collin County’s Economic Summit and McKinney’s Quality conference.

Independent Bank is a state bank with seven locations serving the North Texas region:  McKinney, Van Alstyne, Anna, Howe, Sherman, Denison and Whitewright.  Working out of the McKinney location, Kevin offers commercial, real estate, and interim construction loans, as well as personal loans and lines of credit.  He can be reached at (972) 562-3426 or kgriffin@independentbank.com.

 

Three Facts Everyone Should Know about Blood Donation

Carter BloodCare pic

Carter BloodCare
Image: carterbloodcare.org

Prior to assuming his current role as president of his own realty firm in McKinney, Texas, Kevin Griffin managed lending professionals at four separate locations as regional president of Independent Bank. Kevin Griffin gives back to his community in many ways; one of the most important ways is by donating blood. Mr. Griffin has a rare blood type, and he is a member of the Gallon Club at Carter BloodCare, one of the largest blood centers in Texas. Here are three facts about blood that may help potential donors decide to give.

1. Blood donation rates are much lower in the summer and winter seasons. While donations are always needed regardless of the time, July to August and December to January are frequently difficult times for donations. Donating and encouraging others to donate during these times can make a big difference.

2. Your blood type dictates how your blood is best put to use. Each of the eight blood genotypes can be given in a certain way for the donation to have the greatest impact. AB positive donors, for example, can donate plasma and platelets rather than whole blood because those elements of AB positive blood are transferable to all other blood types.

3. Blood cannot be artificially produced. People who need medical care are completely dependent upon the blood given by donors, and the short shelf life of blood makes it difficult for centers to maintain an adequate supply.