Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Summit Bank and Summit Bancorp
Chris WewersChris Wewers, 34, said his parents "gave me a good raising." That meant if he wanted to go to college he'd have to work to pay for it. He did, graduating summa cum laude with an accounting degree from Henderson State University at Arkadelphia in 1992 — in three and a half years.
He worked at Merchants & Planters Bank & Trust in Arkadelphia while pursuing a master's in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was the outstanding graduate.
After finishing his schoolwork, he went to work for Horizon Bank, which had acquired Merchants & Planters and which was later sold. In 1998 he went to work for John Ed Chambers' Community Bank of Danville, leaving to return to Arkadelphia in 2001.
Besides his parents, he says, "Ross Whipple and John Ed Chambers raised me." And Steve DeMott, his early boss at Merchants & Planters, was a second father in a lot of ways. Wewers' financial management and understanding of the banking business have contributed to Summit's growth over the past five years.
He's chairman of the finance committee at his church, Rotary Club secretary and treasurer of Parent-Teacher Involvement and Arkadelphia Soccer Association.
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