In Good Company
Derek Schmidt has joined IBC Bank, Port Lavaca as executive vice president. His primary responsibilities will be in commercial lending for the Port Lavaca, Victoria and Bay City markets. Schmidt brings more than 25 years of banking and financial experience.
Long-time IBC Bank employee Rachel Bonuz was promoted to bank officer after previously serving IBC as executive assistant. Bonuz has taken on new responsibilities in addition to previous job duties as assistant to the board of directors and executive committee, and as the small business loan specialist. During her 18 years at IBC Bank, she has had 17 years of perfect attendance.
Pedro Ruiz recently joined Victoria College as an admissions analyst in the Admissions and Records Department. Prior to working at VC, Ruiz worked for two years as a dialysis technician at LaVida Dialysis. He is working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of Houston-Victoria.
Clifton Lau of Victoria was honored recently by Catholic Life Insurance for his 25 years of service as a sales representative. Vice president Dennis Best and assistant vice president Janet Friesenhahn presented him with a gold watch to mark the occasion during a lunch meeting.
Lau, who served as president of the Victoria Branch of Catholic Life for many years, joined the organization in 1987.