Davy Carter Leaving Job at Centennial Bank

by Lance Turner  on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 11:31 am  

Davy Carter, who represents House District 43, is beginning his third term. (Photo by Michael Pirnique)

Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, said Thursday that he's leaving his job at Centennial Bank, a subsidiary of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway.

Carter, who is Speaker of the Arkansas House, had been the bank's division president. The announcement comes as the 89th General Assembly prepares to convene on Monday.

"I am extremely grateful for the many opportunities afforded to me during my time at Centennial Bank," Carter said in a prepared statement. "My association with the people there has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, both professionally and personally, and it is very difficult for me to leave an organization that is so close to my heart.

"When I ran for Speaker I committed 110 percent of my time and energy towards working for the people of Arkansas, which is why I am resigning from my day-to-day duties at the bank. I will, however, remain on the regional board of directors.

"Right now I am completely focused on the legislative session and the many issues we will face in the upcoming months."
Carter will receive a fee for his board service, but no salary. He represents House District 43 and is beginning his third term. In December, he was elected to become the first Republican Speaker of the House since Reconstruction. 



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