The Board of Directors of the Dublin National Bank, chaired by Jim Mulloy, is pleased to announce Steve Hightower as a new bank director.

Hightower will fill a board vacancy created by the recent death of long-term board member Joycelyn Hatley.

“Joycelyn was an asset to the bank for many years and her unique insight of the community will be missed,” Mulloy said.

Hightower is a Dublin native who attended all 12 years in Dublin schools before attending Tarleton State University. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Stevens, in 1974. They have three children and seven grandchildren. The Hightower family devotes weekends to watching the grandchildren play baseball, soccer, basketball and football.

Hightower owned and operated a dairy for three years and then worked at Nortons (now Saint Gobain) in Stephenville for three years. In 1980, he joined his late parents, Everett and Betty Hightower, in the Dublin Insurance Agency. The downtown agency is now owned and managed by Hightower and his wife, Donna. They also own Titan Fitness and My Space Self Storage.

Hightower supports his community by being active in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Rotary Club, and as a member of the Upper Leon River Municipal Water District board of directors. He and Donna helped found The Corner Lot Gang which owns and manages the downtown attraction.

“As a bank board member Hightower’s knowledge will benefit the Dublin National Bank and our community,” Mulloy said.