San Antonio, Texas
Dick Evans was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. and Frost Bank in San Antonio, Texas. A native of Uvalde, Texas, Evans graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1967. Before joining Frost Bank’s training program in 1971, he served as an assistant national bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency.
During Evan’s career at Frost, he has served as a commercial loan officer, a vice president in the bank’s commercial loan, credit and marketing areas, and then as senior vice president in the marketing division. In 1977, he was named executive vice president of the banking group and was elected president of Frost Bank in 1985. In 1993, Evans was elected chairman of the board of Frost Bank and chief banking officer of Cullen/Frost in 1995, and in 1997, chief executive officer.
Evans is serving a two-year term as a member of the Federal Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. He recently served a two-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
In the civic and professional arena, Evans is a member of the board of directors of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, an organization in which he served as general campaign chairman for 2003-2004 and chairman for 2004-2005. He is also a member of the board of directors and past chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and the San Antonio Medical Foundation. He serves as a member of the business Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas State History Museum Foundation in Austin, and is past chairman of the United Negro College Fund. Evans is a director and life member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. and is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization. He is one of 30 bankers globally to be a member of the International Finance Conference. He has been inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was inducted as International Citizen of the Year by the World Affairs Council.