Considering all the recent news on the big bank failures, I want to assure you our bank is safe. While there are some commonalities in the decline in the values of bonds at virtually all banks, there are also key differences. The following are a few significant differences between our bank and the banks in the news: Aside from my support of our strength, there are several other rating companies that also reflect our bank as “5 Star” or “A” rated. Compare us to other banks, and I know am confident you will find SouthStar to be one of the strongest banks around. I encourage you to contact the Senior Officers at your local branch or me directly if you have any concerns. We want all our customers to feel comfortable with our bank as a safe place for any additional funds you, your friends, and your family have. Despite all the negative news on banks, we still believe our Star shines the brightest during these times. David R. KapavikPresident/CEO
Patricia Novosad, Personal Banker | SouthStar Bank Shiner Patricia Novosad is a Personal Banker in Shiner that has been with SouthStar Bank for over two decades. She takes great pride in providing exceptional service and building relationships with her customers. Patsy, as she is known to everyone, runs the drive-thru and works diligently to ensure every customer leaves with their needs met and a smile on their face. Outside of work, Patsy is a member of the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, as well as the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoys antique shopping and taking road trips with her husband. She loves to spend quality time with her entire family on amazing vacations and support her grandchildren at school and community functions. Her favorite trip was to Winter Park, Colorado, where she got to take in a breathtaking view of the Continental Divide and create longstanding memories with her family. She hopes to one day travel to Europe to visit Rome and the Czech Republic.
Pam Browning, Vice President/Branch Manager | SouthStar Bank Brazoria Pam Browning is a Vice President and the Branch Manager at the SouthStar Bank Brazoria branch. Pam holds a wealth of banking experience, she will have been with the bank for 25 years in July. With over four decades of banking experience, Pam uses her expertise to best serve her customers and provide valuable insight to her peers and coworkers. This is further reinforced by the value she places on the connections and friendships she has been available to develop throughout her time in banking. Pam is very involved in the Brazoria community, holding the position of Board Treasurer for the Brazoria Heritage Foundation and serving as Board President for the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce six separate times. Her dedication and hard work in the community have not gone unrecognized, as she has been named Outstanding Board Member of the Year four times and was also named Brazoria’s Woman of the Year in 2019. Outside of her incredible contributions to SouthStar Bank and the Brazoria community, Pam enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren and reveling in the beauty of stained glass. Her husband is responsible for all the stained glass in the Moulton location. Pam herself constructed the transoms and sidelights for the Brazoria, Shiner, Gonzales, and Southwest Austin branches. Never short of talents or knowledge Pam still has a need for a thrill, with skydiving being an activity she hopes to knock off her bucket list in the near future.