Daniel A Dwelle

Executive Vice President

Athens - Downtown

Daniel A Dwelle


Dan Dwelle is a director and Executive Vice President of First State Bank. He has been a Loan Officer and Director since 2001. His association with the bank began in the 1980s when he joined the bank's board of directors. He currently serves as a residential and commercial real estate lender and maintains a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he heads the bank's residential lending program in that community.

Prior to his employment with First State Bank, Dwelle served as president of Valley View Group, Inc., the general partner of a variety of limited partnerships involved in ranching, wildlife management, oil and gas and commercial real estate. He also spent 29 years in the newspaper publishing field as an owner, publisher and then, newspaper executive.

Mr. Dwelle is a native Athenian having graduated from Athens High School. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and served six years in the Army National Guard.

Dwelle's former community involvement includes positions with The Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens Economic Development Corporation, Athens Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County United Way and Lakeland Medical Center. He and his wife have three sons and four grandchildren and like to spend their time traveling. 

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