Ryan Hamilton graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Ryan joined Guaranty Bank & Trust in 2003 in the management training program. He later earned his MBA from Texas A&M University – Texarkana and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, Ryan was promoted to Vice President and moved to Texarkana where he served as a commercial loan officer. In 2012, he moved to Longview to facilitate the bank’s entrance into the market and was named President in 2013. Ryan currently volunteers for Junior Achievement and is actively involved in the Longview Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy.