FWSSR 2022 Spring Newsletter

Great partnerships are typically the result of great relationships. Pat Hamilton’s relationship with the Stock Show, which began as a livestock show superintendent, was a precursor to a tremendous sponsor partnership with PlainsCapital Bank. As the fourth largest bank in Texas based on deposit market share, PlainsCapital Bank has more than 60 locations and a large presence in Fort Worth and North Texas. They teamed up with the Stock Show in 2008 sponsoring the Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme PRCA Bull Riding. Hamilton, who has been with PlainsCapital Bank since 2006, now serves as President Emeritus of its Weatherford branch. DEEP ROOTS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Few Parker County residents can claim roots that run as deep as Hamilton’s. Ranchlands growing some of the region’s most beautiful and prolific native grass between Weatherford and Cresson, Texas have belonged to his mother’s family – the Milburns. Although the lands were sold over the years, Hamilton’s deep appreciation for the ranching industry spurred him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Finance from Texas Tech University in 1975. From Lubbock he headed directly into agricultural lending joining the Stephenville Production Credit Association making operating loans to area farmers and ranchers. He found his way back to Weatherford in 1979 working for two independent banks before landing at PlainsCapital Bank in 2006. One isn’t around Hamilton long to realize he’s driven to serve his community. The devoted volunteer is a 43-year member of the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse and played important roles with the Weatherford ISD Foundation and Parker County Livestock Improvement Association. A commitment to education may be his biggest passion. Hamilton served as chairman of the board of trustees for Weatherford College during a 23-year stent with the institution’s oversight body. FWSSR INVOLVEMENT Hamilton was introduced to Stock Show livestock show staff Stefan Marchman and David Gibbs in 2000 by another PlainsCapital Bank official and longtime FWSSR board member, Bob Glenn. Hamilton was appointed a superintendent for the Braford, Beefmaster and Braunvieh open cattle shows in 2001 and was elected to the Stock Show’s board of directors in 2018. His dedication is greatly appreciated by Stock Show officials. “Pat is one of the stalwarts in our livestock superintendent team,” said Livestock Show Director, Stefan Marchman. “He exudes professionalism in dealing with exhibitors and is beneficial in training new team members in the workings of our open livestock shows.” Having both Hamilton and Glenn, who also serves as a superintendent, involved with the Show leverages the impact for PlainsCapital Bank’s sponsorship of Bulls’ Night Out. “When a sponsor has ‘boots on the ground’ with someone like Pat, their impact and presence is magnified and leveraged creating an enhanced value for everyone,” said Stock Show Sponsorship Director, Pam Wright. “When Pat walks into the room, you know everything will be great and PlainsCapital Bank is a tremendous sponsor, ensuring a fantastic production of our Bulls’ Night Out performances.” STOCK SHOW REFLECTIONS At this point in life, Hamilton has much to be proud of. He and his wife of 49 years, Sharon, have two daughters and four grandchildren. Julie and husband, David Walker have two sons, Tate (19) and Grant (14). Carol and her husband, Jimmy Bortzfield have two daughters, Chloe (13) and Chance (6). The 2014 recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce has a service mindset and loves his involvement with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. While he may soon fully step down from PlainsCapital Bank, he has no plans to relinquish his Stock Show duties. “I volunteer because I enjoy the people and it makes me proud to be a part of something so impactful and historical,” he said. “The Show’s impact on youth is amazing. Seeing them grow by learning responsibility, respect and a good work ethic with their projects is probably my favorite part of the Stock Show. But, it also shows off our historical roots and western culture and that we’ve been doing this for over 125 years is simply amazing.” STOCK SHOW SPOTLIGHT Pat Hamilton 5