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Centennial Stories

Ambition, Cultivated.

True stories of ambition, inspiration and success, as told by the people who lived them.

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Melanie

With a loan from Centennial BANK and a fire in her belly, Melanie Wilhelm defied the odds and turned her love of horses into a bustling training center way out in Nazareth, Texas...

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Wayne

When Wayne Wilhelm realized a college football career wasn’t in the cards, he put that competitive spirit and work ethic toward his other passion — raising crops and raising cattle...

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Shawn

With four rental properties in his portfolio and an equal number of sons under his roof, Shawn has discovered the secret to growing his professional life without sacrificing his personal life...

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Patrick

After 20 years on the rodeo circuit and 2 World Championships to his name, Patrick Smith decided it was time to start thinking about life without a lasso...

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Mohammed

As an Austin resident since 1993, Mohammed Ali has had a front-row seat to the explosive growth of the capital city, but no matter how tall the buildings get his heart will always belong to local businesses...

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Dana

You might never guess that Dana Green owns and operates one of the largest real estate development companies in Central Texas, because her real pride lies in being the mother of two all-star athletes...

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