ViewPoint Financial Group, the parent company for ViewPoint Bank, has appointed Scott Almy as chief risk officer, general counsel and executive vice president, effective July 16. He will be responsible for overseeing the credit, risk, compliance and legal functions of the company and bank.

Almy joins ViewPoint with almost 20 years of bank regulatory experience. He has served as a managing member of a private law firm since 2009, focusing on regulatory and transactional matters affecting banks, bank holding companies and other financial firms.

Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Guaranty Financial Group, serving as general counsel and secretary for the company and its subsidiary, Guaranty Bank.