Liberty Capital Bank appoints new chairman


Liberty Capital Bank has announced the promotion of Ryan Friend to President. Friend, who currently serves as Senior Vice President, will be promoted to President effective June 1, 2021. He assumes the responsibilities of Mentor President Robin Wantland, who is retiring after a 42-year career in banking, including 10 with Liberty. Capital bank.

“It is an honor to serve as Chairman of Liberty Capital Bank. I consider it a privilege to be mentored by Robin and to learn from him over the past few years, ”said Friend. “We have an amazing team and great clients, whom I am delighted to continue to support as we work to make a difference in our community. The Bank’s foundation is strong and I look forward to working alongside Alan Morris and Amy Pickard to keep the momentum going.

Based in Addison, Liberty Capital Bank (LCB) is a local private bank founded in 2008 by Holt Lunsford and Ben Cunningham.

In 2011, Wantland joined Liberty Capital Bank with the goal of creating a culture of service leadership and a high performance environment, which he was both able to accomplish and which far exceeded expectations. He will continue to sit in an advisory capacity on the Bank’s Board of Directors.

“I couldn’t be happier to pass the baton on to Ryan, as he joins Alan and Amy to take our bank to the next level. One of the things I really enjoyed about banking was the opportunity to mentor young bankers. I’ve been Ryan’s mentor for seven years and this transition is the culmination of our hard work together, ”said Robin Wantland. “It has also been a privilege to work alongside my longtime friend Ben Cunningham and it is with great satisfaction that we have orchestrated a smooth transition of the bank to its next generation of leaders.”

Chairman and Co-Founder, Holt Lunsford added:

“Robin has been a great asset to the bank. His ability to recruit and train young bankers is the reason Ryan and others have joined our franchise. He built a great culture with Ben Cunningham, one that we will enjoy for years to come. We’re excited to see Ryan in an expanded role, the one he deserves. He and Alan Morris are the future of Liberty Capital Bank. We look forward to seeing them lead our people and improve our customer experience. We are in good hands.