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Core Values

The greater banking experience we offer at GSB is the result of core values that have driven our growth from
a small financial institution in a rural dairy town into a true South Texas banking partner.

Exceptional Customer

We believe you shouldn’t have to trust impersonal institutions with personal finances. That’s why we focus on providing you with exceptional banking with a personal touch.

Hometown Values

As a relationship-driven community bank, we maintain the same values that define South Texas. To us, you’re not just another number, you’re a valued client.

Utmost Integrity
of the Bank

Because we respect our clients, we strive for the utmost honesty, transparency, and efficiency at all times. When you bank with Greater State Bank, you know your bank has your back.

Serving The Community

We’re passionate about empowering the community, so we partner with local organizations to further advance the growth of South Texas and support local business owners.


GREATER STATE BANK was founded in 1974 as a Federal Savings Bank to support growth in the town of Falfurrias by a group of likeminded businessmen wanting to provide quality banking services to their neighbors. Our initial expansion into Hebbronville in 1976 was soon after though would remain the only other location for the next 40 years. In 2007, we opened our first office in the Rio Grande Valley and soon duplicated that effort in Weslaco along with transferring our charter to our McAllen location in late 2016. Though many years have passed since we first opened our doors, our goal remains the same, to provide quality banking services to our neighbors. Our motto of “Genuine Hometown Banking” is a nod to our founders and what they set out to accomplish almost 50 years ago.

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Board of Directors

Greater State Bank is owned and operated by local Texas residents with a deep understanding of the area, customer needs,
and the challenges small businesses face. Their sound decision-making drives our continued growth.

S. Foss Jones


Robert McGurk

President & CEO; Director

Robert L. Lozano

Chairman of the Board

Matthew L. Jones

Vice Chairman of the Board

David Salinas


Edwin “Bud” Payne


M. Allen Shields III


Lending Team

Our experienced loan officers are dedicated to helping you find the best ways
to fund your goals – business or personal.

Robert McGurk

President/Chief Executive Officer

James Cano

Branch Manager
Weslaco Branch

Victor P. Barbosa

First Vice President
Commercial Lender

David Amaro

Senior Vice President
Senior Lender

Cris M. Torres

First Vice President
Commercial Lender

Miguel Diaz

Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lender

Juanita Mendoza

Mortgage Originator
Loan Processing

Elias Longoria

First Vice President
Commercial Loan Officer
Edinburg LPO