Born: Austin, TX

Texas Governor's Executive Development Program, graduate 1994 (Class XII);
Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMU, Dallas, Texas, graduate 1982 (Class XXIII);
University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government, May, 1969; and
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (1965-1967).

This plaque was given to Randall S. James from the banking department staff in 2008 for his 17 years of service.
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Professional Career:
September 2008 to date -
Managing my own independent consulting firm that provides various services to financial institutions and others in Texas and other parts of the country.
September 2012 through December 2017 - 
Joined the faculty of Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, Department of Finance & Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration, as a Lecturer, teaching Commercial Bank Management, a senior-level course, and working with Department-related student associations and the Department's Internship Program. Additionally, continued to consult financial institutions. 
November 1991 through August 2008 -
Texas Department of Banking, Austin, Texas - serving first as Deputy Commissioner until November 1999, when selected as Commissioner; then serving for nine years, including serving as Executive Director to the Finance Commission, the Department's oversight body, from July, 1999 to June, 2007.

September 1989 through October 1991 -
Managed my own consulting firm which provided advisory services to financial institutions in Texas and other parts of the country.

June 1988 through September 1989 -
Bracewell and Patterson Law Firm (Austin Office) - Credit Examination Manager in the firm's nonlegal financial institutions consulting division.

March 1982 through May 1988 -
Interfirst Bank, Austin - Manager of Credit Review for Interfirst Bank, Austin and area affiliates; and First Republic Bank, Austin and San Antonio regional banks.

June 1970 through February 1982 -
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Amarillo, Texas; Littleton, Colorado, and Dallas, Texas Regional Office.
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