Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Derrek ThomasonDerrek Thomason followed in his father’s footsteps when he decided to pursue a banking career.
That path has taken the 34-year-old to Hot Springs, Little Rock and, as of March, Fort Smith.
During his 12-year lending career, Thomason has worked for three bank organizations that have changed names 10 times.
“In banking, you have to be versatile — especially when it comes to remembering who you work for,” the Pine Bluff native said with a laugh.
Thomason graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking. He joined Worthen National Bank in Hot Springs as a management trainee.
After eight years with the Worthen organization and its various successors, Thomas went to work for Horizon Bank of Hot Springs until it was sold to Mercantile Bancorporation.
He moved to Little Rock in August 1997 and joined First Commercial Bank as a vice president and commercial loan officer, overseeing a $65 million real estate loan portfolio.
His community activities include chairing the board of the Arkansas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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