Hyman Sauer
Hyman Sauer

Hyman Sauer retired from First National Bank of Eldorado on February 15, 2021, after 42 years on the job.

An Eldorado native, Sauer graduated from Eldorado High School in 1969. He then attended Texas Tech University where he graduated in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics.

Sauer worked at Central National Bank in San Angelo before accepting a position as an assistant national bank examiner in 1976.

He began his FNB career on February 16, 1979 as a vice president and loan officer. He was elected to the bank’s board of directors in 1983.

Sauer was promoted to executive vice president in 1992. He took over as the bank’s president and chairman of the board of directors in 1995, upon the retirement of Jo Ed Hill.

Twenty-two years later, Sauer handed the reins over to Mason Vaughan who became the bank’s president and chief executive officer in 2017, while Sauer remained as a bank employee and continued to serve as the chairman of the board.

“I thank Hyman for his service, not only to First National Bank of Eldorado, but to the community of Eldorado and Schleicher County,” Mason Vaughan said on Monday. “He has worked diligently these past 42 years on behalf of the bank, its shareholders and customers.”

Sauer’s retirement means that he is no longer a bank employee, although he will continue to serve as chairman of the bank’s board of directors.
Sauer says the future is bright for First National Bank of Eldorado.

“I’m extremely proud of Mason Vaughan and his leadership,” Sauer said. “He has a good team around him and I’m confident that after 114 years in business, First National Bank’s best years still lie ahead.”

Hyman and Gina Sauer have been married for 44 years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. Andrew Sauer and his wife Carla live in Colorado City, Texas, where he is a vice president and a loan officer at City National Bank of Colorado City and she works for the Mitchell County Hospital. They have two children, Eli (19), a sophomore at Angelo State University and Kennadi (10).

Courtney and her husband Mitch Wilkerson live in Christoval. She is a physical therapist and he manages Priority Energy, an oilfield service business. They have two children, Jaxon (7) and Makaylen (4).