TRB Launches New Banker Training Program

February, 14, 2023

Texas Regional Bank established a 2-year program for aspiring bankers called the New Banker Development Program. This program is designed for recent college graduates who want to start a career in banking.

For the first 18 months, the new bankers will receive training in all aspects of banking, including credit, lending, operations, and accounting. After this foundation is established, the bankers can then choose a specialized area such as wealth management, insurance, international business, or information technology for the remaining six months.

Currently, the bank’s Harlingen headquarters hosts the program. However, the bank has plans to expand the program to its regions throughout Texas, including RGV, Houston, DFW, and Hill Country.

For more information on the New Banker Development Program, current students can contact TRB’s Human Resources Department at

2023 New Banker Class: Hayes Duffy, Carlo Montalvo, and Jacob Esparza

More on this year’s New Banker Development Program group:

Hayes Duffy of Harlingen, graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Business Administration in May 2021. He received his Master of Real Estate in December of 2022 from Texas A&M – Mays Business School.

Carlo Montalvo is from Rio Grande City. He received his Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance with a Minor in Banking from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in December of 2022.

Jacob Esparza is a graduate from University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree from McCombs School of Business in Finance. He is a native of Brownsville, Texas.

Texas Regional Bank

Texas Regional Bank is a privately owned institution that was founded in South Texas with the goal to bring a locally-owned, relationship style bank back to the communities we serve. TRB is committed to building a relationship with our customers by providing exceptional customer service, financial products, and mobile and online banking.