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Laura Whitley

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.

Laura Whitley, who was elected as a director in April 2023, is a transformational leader in the financial services industry with expertise in building and leading global businesses. She served Bank of America for nearly 35 years in a variety of increasingly responsible capacities, including building and leading its global commercial banking business as head of Middle Market Banking, Business Banking, Credit and Treasury Management Services and Bank of America Business Capital. She also led Bank of America’s Private Bank and Consumer Banking Services businesses, and she was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee.

Whitley is highly involved in Dallas community affairs. She is currently chief financial officer for Urban Strategies, a Dallas-based non-profit organization that equips, resources and connects faith- and community-based organizations engaged in community transformation to help families reach their fullest potential. She also serves on the Board of Directors for World Vision U.S. and is chair of the Audit Committee with fiduciary oversight for $1.4 billion in grants. She was a founding member of the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board of Directors and as founding chairwoman helped create the United Way of Dallas Women of Tocqueville.   

Whitley earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University in finance. She has held multiple securities licenses as a FINRA registered principal, been recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Business Women and been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg.