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 successful owner and manager of commercial properties in Lubbock, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Angelo, he has founded and sold numerous 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. Today, he serves as a member of the board and audit committee of Carlile Bancshares,in Fort Worth, Texas.
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 previous member of the Texas Tech University Foundation board of directors, the President’s Council, and as 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 Committee, 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 for 45 years and have three children.