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Moody National Bank

Banking - Financial Services
HQ: Galveston, TX   |   250 - 500 employees  |  
Moody National Bank, formerly the City National Bank, received its charter from The Comptroller of the Currency in 1907.

The City National Bank began operating in leased facilities in the Trust Building at 2228 Avenue E. The Bank was later relocated to a building on the corner of Tremont and Market Street until 1920.

In 1920 a new bank was built at 2219 Market Street. This building is now occupied by the Galveston County Museum. In 1962 a need for more space was felt and a new bank facility was constructed at
2302 Post Office, the present location of Moody National Bank.

In 1927, the City National Bank was granted trust powers, but full Trust Operations began in 1928. Today the Bank's Trust Department is one of the largest and oldest in our state.

During its early growth and expansion, the City National Bank merged with the Galveston National Bank and continued to experience growth over the years. In honor of the Bank's principal founder, the late W.L. Moody, Jr., the City National Bank changed its name in 1953 to Moody National Bank.

Mr. W.L. Moody, Jr. who founded the Bank, was a prominent Galveston Financier and served as President until his death in 1954. Mrs. Mary Moody Northern succeeded her father as the President
and Chairman of the Board. Cary T. Mayfield and Thomas L. Mayfield served as President of the Bank from the 1960's to the 1980's. In 1988, Robert L. Moody began serving as President and Chairman of the Board with Walter L. Syers serving as the Bank's Chief Operating Officer. In August, 1993, Syers was appointed president and served until mid 2000. In 2000, Victor R. Pierson was appointed the Bank's Chief Operating Officer and in 2001 was elected the Bank's current president. Pierson also serves as a member of the Bank's Board of Directors.

The bank currently has 21 locations and continues to expand in Galveston, Brazoria, and Harris County and Austin, TX.
Our Mission

The Mission of Moody National Bank is to earn the confidence and trust of our customers, by providing
superior service with a personal touch, in the development of strong financial relationships.
The Bank offers the following initiatives to help insure the completion of its Mission:

  • For Our Customers-To Provide a wide range of quality products and services in a personal and professional style delivered in a prompt manner through well-trained and motivated employees.

  • For Our Employees-To maintain a culture in Moody National Bank that recognizes the need for personal and professional growth of each individual, the satisfaction that comes from the achievement and the enjoyment of workingwith others who share a common sense of purpose.

  • For Our Communities-To improve the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing financial resources while contributing the leadership and business skills of our officers and employees in civic and charitable causes.

  • For Our Shareholders-To create value by attracting and retaining customer relationships through quality services and innovative products.

Career Opportunities
Moody National Bank, provides excellent employment opportunities for individuals seeking to team up with a solid leader of financial services for the communities we serve. If you have an interest in joining a stable, competitively advantaged banking team you should consider joining Moody National Bank. Please refer to our current job openings for more information.
Our Benefits

General information regarding employment benefits:

  • Flexible Benefit Cafeteria Plan with flexible spending account options, is available as cost savings to participants. 
  • Medical Insurance Plan-
  • Employee only: $87.50 semi/mo.(1500 Ded.)
  • Employee & spouse only: $397.70 semi/mo. (1500 Ded.)
  • Employee & children only: $294.31 semi/mo. (1500 Ded.)
  • Employee & entire family: $604.51 semi/mo. (1500 Ded.)
  • Life Insurance- no cost to employee
  • Dental Discount Plan- not insurance; no cost to employee; 1+1 plan cost $4.75 mo.; family cost $7.75 mo.
  • Vacation benefit- 6 mos.service/1 weeks(5 days); additional benefit w/increased service
  • Salary Continuation Plan- includes paid short term leave & extended leave benefits.
  • 401-K Plan!!
Congratulations to all the Directors, Officers & Employees of Moody National for continously winning the title as the "Best Bank" in all of Galveston County in the newspaper poll! Dedication to our customers and commitment to being the "Best" each of us can be has paid off again and again and again and again and again! Promoting the bank is about bragging.... bragging about what we do better than any other bank and there is better way to prove it than by your own customers voting for you. The bank received an email recently from a customer who just wanted to tell us how good of service he had received and he used the "Best Bank" poll reference. Our customers are the ultimate measuring stick.... and that same measurement voted us the best. There's serious pride in that fact and serious responsibility. A public vote of confidence is hard to come by and even harder to hold on to. Keep up the incredible pride and effort you display. Our customers have said "Thank You"!!! loud and clear.
Contact Us
Moody National Bank
2302 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550