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Lubbock, TX 79409-2011

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John D. Steinmetz

John Steinmetz

Mr. John D. Steinmetz was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on Jan. 23, 2017. Steinmetz was originally appointed by former Gov. Rick Perry on Feb. 1, 2011. He is currently the chair of the Finance and Administration Committee, is a member of the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee, and a member of the Regents’ Rules Review Committee. His current term expires Jan. 31, 2023.

Steinmetz is a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.

He previously served the board as chairman of the Audit Committee, Finance and Administration Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation. He also has served as a member of the Facilities Committee, Regents’ Rules Committee, and the Academic Committee.

Steinmetz is president and CEO of Vista Bank, where he oversees all banking activities, directs the planning and achieving of strategic goals, and also is responsible for employee and client relations.

Steinmetz is affiliated with several national, statewide and local organizations such as the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Boys and Girls Club, Young Life, Texas Lyceum, Brazos River Authority, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Area Foundation, and Young Professionals of Lubbock.

Additionally, Steinmetz is a past recipient of the Volunteer Center of Lubbock’s Young Professional of the Year award and of the Small Business Administration Financial Service Champion Award.

Steinmetz received a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business in 2002.

While attending Texas Tech, Steinmetz served as president of the Texas Tech University Student Government Association where he founded Texas Tech’s RaiderGate, was co-founder of the Student Red Raider Club and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

A Texan, Steinmetz and his wife, Jaemie, a graduate of the Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences, have one son, John David and one daughter, Stiles Claire. They reside in Dallas.