Liberty National Bank Board Chairman, Philip R. Cecil, has announced the appointment of Richard L. Cobb to the bank’s Board of Directors.

Cobb is the owner and operator of Wabb Industries, Inc. also known as K&B Steel in Clarksville, Texas.

Bank President Carl T. Cecil said, “On behalf of our management and staff, we welcome Richard Cobb to our Board of Directors. Richard and his wife Deanna purchased a small mom-and-pop steel fabricating company in Clarksville, Texas, and with the help of his brother Robert and extended families, have grown the business into one of the largest primary job employers in Red River County. We are looking forward to his input and business expertise as we strive to serve our loyal customers in Lamar and Red River Counties.”

Cobb graduated from Texas Tech University in 1989 with a degree in Business. After graduation he began working in the investment field as an account executive with J.T. Moran and Merrill Lynch. He later moved backed to Paris to work with the Essex Corporation within American Federal Bank as an investment manager serving the areas of Paris, McKinney and Wichita Falls. In 1994, he seized the opportunity to become the owner and operator of Wabb Industries, Inc., which specializes in the steel industry for municipalities and the concrete precast industry.

Cobb is married to Deanna R. Cobb and they have three children Nelson, Mary and Ben Cobb. The family are members of First United Methodist Church and Connections in Paris.

His past and present community involvements include: a member of the Red River County Chamber of Commerce, Trail de Paris contributor, member of the Paris Golf & Country Club, former Clarksville Rotarian member and past Trustee & Capital Campaign Leader at the First United Methodist Church.

Cobb hopes to continue to learn new experiences and set new goals while serving on the board of directors. He’s eager to be an active board member that represents the bank positively within the community and surrounding areas.

“During my time on the Board of Directors I want to contribute and continue the vision, goals and mission of Liberty National Bank for the community of Paris,” he said. “I want to give back to this bank with honor and above all, loyalty, for generations to come.”