John D. Steinmetz
Mr. John D. Steinmetz of Lubbock was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System on February 1, 2011. He currently serves as chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Facilities and Regents' Rules Committees. Mr. Steinmetz previously served as a member of the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee and chaired the Finance and Administration Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Carr Scholarship Foundation. His term will expire on January 31, 2017.
Mr. Steinmetz is president and CEO of Vista Bank, where he oversees all banking activities, directs the planning and achieving of strategic goals, and is also responsible for employee and client relations.
Mr. 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 Great 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.
Mr. Steinmetz received a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business in 2002.
While attending Texas Tech, Mr. 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, Mr. 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 Lubbock and are members of First Baptist Church.