Felonta Evans is a former collegiate basketball player from Grambling State University where he attained his degree in accounting followed by a 26-year progressive career in the banking industry.
Evans serves as a local banking president in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for Prosperity Bank which is a $33 billion regional bank headquartered in the Houston area. He has been with the company and its recently acquired local bank for seven years. A huge part of his role includes staff management, community involvement, as well as growing the bank’s consumer, small business, and mid-sized business portfolios.
Prior to Prosperity, Evans worked at a regional bank, local bank, as well as a 12-year tenure at JP Morgan Chase. During his career at JP Morgan, he was honored to win three Presidential sales awards and was part of the first National RM Leadership Council that originally trained out of Chicago for the bank.
Evans was a four-year student athlete at Grambling State University and was coached under two former NBA players, including NBA champion Larry Wright. Evans feels that playing against 20 NBA draftees during his tenure in college helped prepare him for life’s competitive challenges post collegiate athletics.
In high school, he went to the Louisiana State Class A Final 4 for four straight years, winning two championships, and one runner-up. He was a two-time All-State award winner and a senior year Class A State MVP and championship tournament MVP.
Evans also has experience as a business owner, previously owning a franchise for six years. The majority of his time outside of his career is spent with his wife and two daughters that are avid high school and club volleyball players in the DFW area.