Ben Stribling is president of Stribling Company, a real estate company in San Angelo, Texas.
In 1965, Stribling began his career in commercial real estate. The owner and manager of commercial properties in Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Angelo, he has founded and sold three real estate management companies.
In 1986, Stribling purchased Eden State Bank and founded Eden Financial Corporation, where he serves as chairman. The corporation includes banks acquired in Eden, Rankin, Del Rio, and Big Lake, Texas. He purchased State Finance Company in 1994 and also serves as the company’s chairman. His banking activities include serving as director of State National Bank of Fort Worth until its sale in 2007 and as director of Carlile Bancshares in Fort Worth until its sale in 2017.
From 1972 to 1974, Stribling taught Principles of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance part-time at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business. He has served as a member of Texas Tech University’s President’s Council and chairman of the Business Partnership Association for the Rawls College of Business.
Active in the Lubbock community, Stribling served as a member of the Charter Review Committee, the Water Resources Board, the Lubbock Planning and Zoning Commission, and as Chairman of the Zoning Revision Committee. Since moving to San Angelo, in 1985, he has helped fund Unidad Park for special needs children, the annual Stribling Art Extravaganza benefitting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, exhibits at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, and community meeting rooms for new libraries in Mason, Texas, and Eden, Texas.
He and his wife, Beverly, have been married 50 years and have three children.