Wesley D. Bownds

Director of Western National Bank


Mr. Wesley Bownds is currently serving as President of Western National Bank's Midland Market. Following graduation from Texas A&M University in 1980, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Mr. Bownds began his career as an analyst and energy lender with the original First National Bank of Midland. In 1982, he began working for Norwest Bank, and its predecessor, Texas National Bank, as a Senior Vice President of the Energy Division, and advancing to Chief Lending Officer of the bank. Mr. Bownds joined Western National Bank in 1997 as a Senior Vice President. He continues to manage a large commercial and energy loan portfolio, and was elected to the WNB Board of Directors in 2008. Mr. Bownds' years of banking experience has contributed greatly to the commercial side of the company. His involvement in the bank’s policies and procedures have benefited both the bank and customers.