Bristol joined PrimeLending in 2009 as a regional manager. In July 2011 he was named Western divisional manager where he was responsible for branch production and operations.
Steve Thompson, who joined the firm last year, will succeed Bristol as executive vice president of the Western division.
Other top promotions include Scott Eggen (executive vice president and director of capital markets), Gene Lugat (executive vice president, Eastern division/national industry and political relations), Kristi Harris (executive vice president of national operations) and Tim Elkins (executive vice president, chief information officer).
Among all residential lenders, PrimeLending/PlainsCapital, a commercial bank, ranks 17th nationwide, according to figures compiled by National Mortgage News and the Quarterly Data Report.