Cullen/Frost Bankers in San Antonio has named the leader of a jewelry store chain to its board.

The $28 billion-asset Cullen/Frost appointed Chris Avery a director of both the holding company and Frost Bank, effective Monday. Cullen/Frost expanded both boards by one seat to add Avery.

Avery is chairman and chief executive of James Avery Jewelry, a Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer and retailer of jewelry. James Avery operates about 50 stores nationwide.

Avery and his associates are current or past customers of Frost Bank, the company said in a regulatory filing.

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