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CE has been appointed legal counsel to Frost Bank and its parent company, Cullen / Frost Bankers Inc. of San Antonio


The Frost Bank of San Antonio has hired an attorney for a New York-based energy infrastructure company as the next general counsel.

CE Rhodes will also serve as Group Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Frost and its parent company, Cullen / Frost Bankers Inc. He served as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at New Fortress Energy Inc.

He succeeds James Waters, who left Frost last month after about three years for a similar role at KeyBank in Cleveland.

Rhodes is familiar with “Frost’s lines of business and its philosophies,” Chairman and CEO Phil Green said in a statement.

Rhodes spent over 11 years with Baker Hughes in Houston, where he was associate general counsel for global operations. He then joined the Houston office of the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as senior legal counsel.

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He received his law degree from Emory University Law School.

Frost is the largest regional bank based in San Antonio, with $ 46.7 billion in assets as of June 30.

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