Categories: Corner of Change

Corner of Change: Gary Nelon

Gary Nelon draws from his career in banking to share wisdom and insights about the current banking challenges, reflects on his time as Georgetown's Mayor (2002-2008) and what he has learned about effective leadership, and shares about his personal faith and one of the key ways to recognize when the Holy Spirit is nudging a new thing forward. Coursing throughout the conversation is the theme of change – in Georgetown, life and faith.

Graduated 1968 Richfield High School
Graduated University of Texas at Austin 1972 BBA in Finance
Graduated Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU 1979

Married 47 years to Polly Lyons Nelon. Died 8/21/19
Daughter Kendrick Berryman and son Robert Nelon
Three grandchildren.

Austin National Bank/Interfirst Austin 1969-1986
Bank of the West Austin 1987-1990
Berry Creek Partners 1991-1993
First Texas Bancorp 1994- 2019
Retired as Chairman/CEO 2019

Church, Civic and Non-Profit Involvement:
Member First Presbyterian Church since 1994
Ordained Elder in 1986
Currently serving as Trustee of the Church
Served as Mayor of Georgetown 2002-2008. Two terms.
Past Non-Profit Experience:
Past Chair of Funds Distribution Greater Austin United Way
Past President Austin Aqua Festival
Past Chairman KLRU Public Television
Past Chairman of The Gladney Fund
Past Chairman of Hospice Austin
Commissioner’s Council Texas Department of Banking
Past Chairman of Bankers Advisory Board, Conference of State Bank Regulators