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Jan. 6, 2018 at 11 p.m.

Jeff Wyatt

TB&T promotes Wyatt to senior VP, CIO

Jeff Wyatt has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust, Board Chairman Rogers Pope said.

Wyatt joined the bank in May as assistant chief information officer. Before that, he served Coastal States Bank as an information technology systems consultant, and he previously served the bank as chief information officer and security officer.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech and a master of science degree in information security and assurance from Western Governors University.

Wyatt is a member of Dallas' Vocal Majority barbershop chorus and a worship leader for Crossroads Community Church in Longview.

Smith achieves court reporter certification

RESTON, Va.,— The National Court Reporters Association, the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners and legal videographers, announced that Brenda Hightower Smith earned the nationally recognized Certified Realtime Reporter certification from the National Court Reporters Association.

The association says the certification reflects knowledge of technology and proficiency and accuracy of Realtirm reporting. Realtime reporting uses a stenograph machine connected to a computer to produce an immediate transcript of spoken word converted to text.

Smith, of Longview, has worked as a court reporter for 31 years. She lds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter, Certified Shorthand Reporter of Texas and the Federal Certified Realtime Reporter. She is currently the official court reporter for Jeffrey L. Fletcher in the 402nd Judicial District Court of Wood County, in Quitman.

Henry & Peters says Dane achieves CPA

Henry & Peters P.C. in Longview said Brendon Dane has completed all requirements and testing to become a certified public accountant. Dane received his official license Sept. 19.

HR conference series set to begin Jan. 19

The Texas Workforce Commission has scheduled business conferences throughout 2018, beginning Jan. 19 at the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center in Nacogdoches.

The conferences offer employers and human resources professionals an opportunity to earn education credits, learn about new employment laws, network with peers and talk one-on-one with employment attorneys.

The Nacogdoches conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the convention center, 200 N. Fredonia St. Attendees may check in from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

The conference costs $125 per person and is not refundable. Space is limited.

For more information, call (512) 463-6389.

For a complete list of conference dates, visit the Texas Business Conferences website at target="_blank">twc.state.tx.us/texas-business-conferences.

Skeeter adds boat to Solera series

Kilgore-based Skeeter will add a new boat to its Solera Series with the Solera 205, which will be marketed for fishing and other recreation. The Solera 205 will be on display at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show through next Sunday and the Minneapolis Boat Show from Thursday through next Sunday.

The Solera 205 is powered by a Yamaha VF250XA four-stroke outboard and comes with several features.

Share your news: Send news of new hires, job changes, promotions, awards, training completed and other news to the Sunday Business Digest by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Submissions may be faxed to (903) 757-3742; emailed to newsroom@news-journal.com; or mailed to: Business Section, Longview News-Journal, P.O. Box 1792, Longview, TX 75606. For information, call (903) 237-7744.

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