Douglas G. Macdonald, As a fifth  generation South Texan, 2017 Mr. South Texas,  Douglas G. Macdonald,  is an individual that epitomizes the essence of the award. His South Texan roots extend back to the mid-19th century when his ancestors moved into the Hebbronville area having been awarded a Spanish Land Grant from the King of Spain.

Born and raised in Laredo, Mr. Macdonald returned to his native city have receiving his college education from Texas A & I Kingsville.  He entered the financial industry in 1974 and has served as the President and CEO of Texas Community Bank since its inception in 2003.

Mr. Macdonald served as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch for 6 years. Currently he is a Director on the Regional Bank Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Antonio.

Through the years, Mr. Macdonald has been involved in multiple local business and civic groups.  His involvement with the Washington’s Birthday Celebration includes serving as President of the organization in 1995, the Jefe of Los Caballeros de La Republica del Rio Grande and in 1986, portraying George Washington.

Mr. Macdonald has also served on the TAMIU Advisory Board/School of Business, boards of the United Way, L.I.F.E. Downs, the Laredo Country Club, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Laredo, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, and past president of the Laredo Development Foundation.

The avid rancher and hunter was named Rancher of the Year in 2012. He is married to Diane S. Macdonald and they have three children (Scotch Macdonald, Kendra Morales, and Reagan Macdonald) and six grandchildren.