Paul D. Thornton is an Executive Vice President and the Regional President of San Antonio and Laredo for Vantage Bank Texas. Mr. Thornton has been in the banking industry for 32 years. Prior to joining Vantage Bank Texas, he served as Business Lending Market Manager for Sterling Bank. Prior to Sterling Bank, he served as President and Senior Credit Officer of Plaza Bank. Mr. Thornton is currently a Board Member of the San Antonio United Way and is the treasurer of the William Ludwikowski Foundations. He has been awarded the Texas State University “T” Association’s Hall of Honor for 2004 and the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas State University. He is a native of San Antonio and was a graduate of Holmes High School.