The SouthStar Bank family recently grew with the addition of the new Kerrville location. The acquisition brings ten new members to the team.

Kyla Gesell will lead the Kerrville Operations team as Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager. In her new role, she is excited to create a relaxed and fun work environment that people enjoy coming to every day while keeping strong customer service skills as a top priority. In her personal life, Kyla considers her most significant achievement to be the life she is building with her husband and soon-to-be son.

Meghan Jackson is a Personal Banker on the Kerrville team. Meghan started her career in banking in 2009 and was promoted from teller to Personal Banker. She considers her friendliness, attention to detail, creativity, and quirkiness to be some of her greatest assets. Outside of work, Meghan loves to spend time with her two teenage sons.

Personal Banker, Sche Kehner, began as a teller and has now been in the banking industry for 10 years. Sche enjoys using her fantastic communication skills to build relationships with customers. Away from the bank, some of Sche’s favorite hobbies include wade fishing and hanging out with her husband and fur babies.

Claudia Gonzales has been with the bank for the last four years and is transitioning to the role of Personal Banker. She enjoys learning about the banking industry and assisting her customers. Claudia strives to continue learning more about the banking industry as a whole. In her free time, Claudia enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals. She also enjoys makeup applications and loves to try out new techniques.

Rounding out the operations team is Personal Banker Brittany Selement. She began her career in the banking industry two years ago when she joined the Kerrville team. Brittany loves applying the knowledge she has gained from her time with the bank and is always eager to learn more about the industry. A mountain girl at heart, Brittany loves to travel to Colorado. Exploring the mountains and hiking are some of her favorite activities.

Sherri Steadham is a part of the Kerrville lending team as a Loan Assistant. Sherri joined the team and the banking industry under two years ago. Her strong customer service skills have made her a valuable asset to the team. Sherri has lived in Kerrville for nearly 40 years and enjoys spending her free time with family and crafting.

Shelby Mossman began her banking career as a teller quickly worked her way up to Personal Banker and later to her current position of Loan Assistant. In her role, Shelby strives to always apply her outstanding work ethic in each customer interaction. Shelby likes to spend her leisure time in the great outdoors, camping and hiking with her pup Buddy. 

The Kerrville Lending team is growing with the addition of Donny Lehmann. He joins the team as a Vice President of Lending. Donny has been in the industry for almost 20 years and specializes in Secondary Market Mortgage Lending. He is excited to be adding commercial and portfolio lending to his list of services. Donny loves to spend his time away from the bank with his wife Felicia and their three daughters Hailey, Hannah, and Hollie. NMLS# 428584

Jeff Harris is also a Vice President of Lending at the Kerrville Branch. As a US Marine Corps Veteran, Jeff is committed to helping his clients through local expertise, professionalism, and compassion. There is nothing more satisfying for Jeff than assisting clients in achieving their dream of homeownership. Outside of the bank, Jeff likes to travel with his wife, Kristy. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Key West, Florida are two of their favorite destinations. NMLS# 1678994

Kent McKinney will be the Business Development Advisor for the Kerrville location. After 46 years in banking, Kent is excited for his new role with SouthStar Bank. He is looking forward to assisting customers and the Kerrville team through the transition. Away from work, Kent likes to spend time with his family, reading, playing golf, and traveling. His favorite place he has traveled to is Zambia.

Welcome Kyla, Meghan, Sche, Claudia, Brittany, Sherri, Shelby, Donny,  Jeff, and Kent!