George Martinez has served as a director of the Company since 2023 and is the Charmian of the Company’s Risk Oversight Committee. Mr. Martinez is one of the organizers of Allegiance Bank and was the Chairman of the Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors from 2008 to 2022. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank from their formation through 2019 and assumed the role of Vice Chairman of the Bank in 2020. Mr. Martinez began his banking career in 1974 as a co-founder of Sterling Bank, where he served as an Executive Vice President from 1974 to 1980, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. from 1980 to 2001 and as Chairman from 1992 to 2004. From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Martinez served as President of Chrysalis Partners, LLC, a leadership consulting firm. From 2003 to 2020 he served on the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc., a leading provider of exterior commercial and residential building products, as well as on the Board of Directors of Landmark Worldwide Enterprises, Inc., a personal and professional growth, training and development firm. Active in the Houston community, he serves as an Emeritus Member of the Board of Advisors for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. He was inducted into the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame in April 2017 and recognized for his valuable contributions to the Texas banking industry. In 2004, he was awarded the Ethical Leadership in Action Award from the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Ethics and in 2021 he was a recipient of the Texas Bankers Association 50-Year Banker Award. Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics degree from Rice University in 1963.