Take a look at the leadership history of most banks and you'll find a jumbled mess, as they've been bought, sold, reorganized, and sold again. Then compare it with the leadership history of Amarillo National Bank, where you'll see an unbroken family tree. They've never sold out and never intend to. It began in 1892, when cattleman and early Amarillo settler B.T. Ware founded the bank that would become Amarillo National. His descendants have kept Amarillo National Bank in the family ever since.
Texas Monthly named the Ware family "Bankers of the Century" in 1999. American Banker named our chairman, Richard Ware, its "Banker of the Year" in 2017. Today, we are managed by the 5th generation of Wares, with Richard's sons at the helm.