Zions Bancorp. (ZIONS) has named a new regional head for its Texas banking unit.

Matt Hildreth has been named Dallas chairman and chief executive for the $13 billion-asset Amegy Bank in Houston, Amegy said Monday. Kirk Wiginton will fill Hildreth's previous role of president of the Dallas region.

Hildreth joined Amegy as Dallas president and CEO in 2006. Earlier, he had been a commercial banking division manager at JPMorgan Chase (JPM) in Dallas. The position of Dallas chairman is new, bank spokeswoman Jamie Moulle said.

Wiginton has been with Amegy since 1997, serving most recently as executive vice president of commercial lending in the bank's Houston office.

Amegy, which is one of eight banking units of the $53 billion-asset Zions Bancorp. (ZION) in Salt Lake City, opened its first Dallas location in 2004, and now has nine branches, 125 employees and approximately $1.1 billion in assets in the region, a spokeswoman said. It has 97 locations overall, and also operates in the Houston and San Antonio markets.

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