Curtis Griffith is the Chairman & CEO of South Plains Financial, Inc. and has been with the Company since its inception and has worked with the Bank and its predecessor institutions for over 47 years. In 1972, Griffith was elected to the board of directors of First State Bank of Morton, Texas, a predecessor institution to the Bank, and continues to serve on the board of directors of the Bank. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Cotton Council, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Cotton Ginners Association and the Texas Independent Ginners Association. He has served on the board of directors of IBAT and continues to serve on the Legislative and PAC committees for IBAT. He has served on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations, including Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Texas Tech University Foundation, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Texas Tech Cotton Economics Advisory Committee, and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of University Medical Center in Lubbock. Griffith earned degrees in agricultural economics and law from Texas Tech University in 1973 and 1977, respectively. Griffith’s extensive banking experience, reputable position in the community and invaluable leadership qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.