One Bank Rebuilds Its Leadership

by George Waldon  on Monday, Mar. 25, 2013 12:00 am  

Larry Brown, One Bank’s new SVP and manager of credit administration, is a veteran Arkansas banker. (Photo by Jason Burt)

He comes to One Bank via BancVue Ltd. of Austin, Texas, a bank consulting firm specializing in work with community banks. He has continued to live in Little Rock during his BancVue stint, which began in 2010.

Before joining BancVue, Brown served as executive vice president at Bank of Little Rock from 2002-10. He was brought aboard to help the bank work though regulator issues regarding its loan operations.

“All banks that have issues have loan problems,” Brown said.

He also has served as:

  • Market president in Malvern and Morrilton, helping clean up loan problems for U.S. Bank-Firstar-Mercantile Bank during 1998-2002.
  • Vice president in the Van Buren office of River Valley Bank of Lavaca (Sebastian County) during 1997-98, helping grow loan production before it was sold to First Bank Corp. of Fort Smith in 1999.
  • Founding president and CEO of Northwest National Bank of Gravette during 1996-97.

His early years (1973-82) included Arkansas stops at Westinghouse Credit Corp., National Bank of Commerce in Pine Bluff and First State Bank of Parkin.

Sandwiched between his Arkansas jobs, Brown worked for two Oklahoma lenders, at Wilburton State Bank, where he rose to president and CEO (1982-91); and at Peoples State Bank of Claremore, where he served as president and CEO (1991-95).

His tenure at both Oklahoma banks featured a strong component of solving regulatory problems caused by predecessors.

 

 

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