Bank of the Ozarks' George Gleason Named Among Top Bankers of the Year

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 9:54 am  

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock, is one of three honored as "Community Bankers of the Year" by American Banker, one of the financial services industry's top trade publications.

George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock, is one of three honored as "Community Bankers of the Year" by American Banker, one of the financial services industry's top trade publications.

"Community Bankers of the Year" are named as part of the publication's annual Banker of the Year Awards, honoring "people and the companies who set the highest standards of progress, innovation and performance in banking and financial services."

Winners of the awards, established in 1991, are chosen by the editors of American Banker.

"While Community Banker of the Year is presented as an individual award, it is truly a company award and could not have been earned without a consistent commitment to excellence by all our team members," Gleason said in a news release. 

"Our company's results and success reflect 877 bankers who strive every day to provide our customers with outstanding service while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and integrity."

The publication's profile on Gleason, available only to subscribers, is available here.

Meanwhile, the publication named U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard K. Davis as its Banker of the Year.

Bank of the Ozarks (Nasdaq: OZRK) is a bank holding company with $3.2 billion in total assets as of Sept. 30. In October, the company reported record third-quarter net income of $20.2 million, up 141 percent from the $8.4 million it reported during the same quarter last year.

Also this year, the company has acquired three failed banks in FDIC-assisted transactions.

 

 

 

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