Memorial Health System of East Texas and the Memorial Board of Directors recently recognized H.J. (Jay) Shands, III President of First Bank & Trust East Texas, for his two years of service as the Chairman of the Board. Jack Sweeny, Chairman of the Board 2010-2012, presented Mr. Shands with a plaque in appreciation for his dedication to Memorial. Mr. Shands joined the Memorial Board of Directors in January 2004 and served as Chairman of the board for 2009 and 2010. Mr. Shands continues to serve on the Memorial Board.