Origin Bank Hires Greg Jewell, Ben Johnson, Yong Kwon, Jeff Sims and Brandyn Harris to Join its North Texas Lending Team 


DALLAS – Origin Bank has announced that Greg Jewell, Ben Johnson, Yong Kwon, Jeff Sims, And Brandyn Harris have joined the company’s North Texas lending team.
 
Greg Jewell joins the bank as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. He has 30 years of banking experience, specializing in medical real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending and capital equipment lending and leasing. In his position at Origin, his primary focus will be managing new business and commercial lending channels while sourcing and cultivating new high value relationships for the bank. Jewell has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. He is the Dallas chapter leader for Teen Cancer America and a longtime supporter of Daryl Johnson’s Muscle Team for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He has been married to Julia Jewell for 25 years and is the proud father of two sons, Ronnie, 23 years old and a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and Bennett, 19 years old and a student at the University of Arkansas. Jewell will maintain an office at the bank’s Dallas Financial Center on Oak Lawn Avenue. 
 
Joining the bank as part of Jewell’s lending team are Ben Johnson, Yong Kwon, Brandyn Harris and Jeff Sims, who join the bank as Vice Presidents, Commercial Relationship Bankers and have nearly 55 years of banking experience between them. They all specialize in small to large business lending through working capital, operating lines of credit, equipment and commercial real estate financing. In their new roles with Origin, their primary industry focus is on service, manufacturing, healthcare and distribution businesses. In addition, the team works with experienced real estate professionals and high net worth individuals to finance income producing properties. 
 
“We are very excited to have Greg and his team join us at Origin Bank,” said Warrie Birdwell, the bank’s North Texas Regional President. “Each has a wealth of knowledge of the banking industry and proven track records of success in building business relationships. Bringing them onboard is a great opportunity for us to enhance the service we already provide to our business banking and commercial customers.”
 
Rounding out the team is Executive Lending Assistant Michelle Petty, who has 14 years of banking experience. She supports the team in sales, servicing and management of clients and loan portfolios.
 
Origin Bank has more than 40 locations over a three state area, with 12 total locations and a team of 21 lending officers in the North Texas market.
 
About Origin Bancorp, Inc.
Origin Bancorp is the financial holding company for Origin Bank, a more than century old Louisiana-chartered bank, headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, which provides a broad range of financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities, high net-worth individuals and retail clients from more than 40 banking centers located from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas across North Louisiana to Central Mississippi, as well as in Houston, Texas.  Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Origin Bank’s website at www.origin.bank.

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