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Moody National Bank

Private Banking - Financial Services 250 - 500 Employees 12 Active Jobs

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 be recognized as the independent bank of choice with small to medium sized business segments including owners, employees, friends and family members.

Our Vision
The Vision of Moody National Bank is to be recognized as the preferred financial services provider in terms of customer and employee satisfaction in our market.

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.

Contact Us

Moody National Bank
2302 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550


Our Benefits

General information regarding employment benefits:

  • Medical, Life, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Comprehensive 401(k) Plan

  • Vacation Benefits
  • Salary Continuation Plan- includes paid short term leave & extended leave benefits.