RYP profile: Tyler Farrer of Texas Bank and Trust
Setting up happy hours is quite a challenge during a pandemic.
Tyler Farrer, second year tri-chair for Richardson Young Professionals, made it work through Zoom meetings and drive-by chocolate drops.
He doesn’t stop there. He’s also tri-chair for the Growth and Mobility committee and is a graduate of last year’s Leadership Richardson (class 35).
He is an assistant vice president and commercial lender for Texas Bank and Trust.
Tyler was involved in his local chamber of commerce in his hometown of Longview. When he moved to Richardson 2017, it was a natural step.
“I wanted to make some connections and meet some people my age,” he said. “I really enjoy what they do. We try to build a community-type feeling and do a lot of good work through the chocolate drop, diaper drive and book drive.”
He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor’s in agricultural business and a minor in banking.
Texas Bank and Trust is a small community bank with 23 branches across north and east Texas. “We don’t like to just do deals. We like to have a relationship with our customers,” he said.
Those are the sort of relationships that keep Tyler active in the chamber. “I’ve connected with higher-ups at the chamber and in the city. I’ve made some really good friends.”
The purpose of the Richardson Young Professionals is to be the leading network of emerging leaders, dedicated to building collaborative partnerships, fostering opportunities for individual growth, and business development. Happy hours are held the last Thursday of most months.
The Growth & Mobility Luncheon is held on the third Wednesday, every other month beginning in January, and focuses on current economic development activities in Richardson and transportation issues impacting Richardson and the surrounding area.