Laurie Freeman

Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Laurie FreemanFreeman brings 27 years of experience in the banking industry including her work with Tom Nichols and Don Cosby over 10 of those years.

Freeman’s banking career began in New Mexico where she attained the position of Senior Vice President and Cashier at United New Mexico Bank, a part of the Ford Bank Group. In 1992, she joined Sierra Bank of Las Cruces, New Mexico as Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining Carlile, Freeman served as Senior Vice President-District Retail Executive for BBVA Compass.

In 1999, she joined State National Bank, Inc. (SNBI) in Lubbock, Texas, as the Senior Vice President-Branch Operations and Training and in 2007, she reported to the Chairman and CEO at SNBI as the Senior Vice President Operations and Technology in charge of deposit operations, item processing, electronic banking, treasury management operations and IT network.

Freeman holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Bank Management Degree from the University of Wisconsin.