Johnny Allison


Home BancShares Inc.


Age: 65

Johnny Allison

Johnny Allison was in deal-making heaven during 2010 as Home BancShares expanded its Florida footprint with six FDIC-assisted acquisitions — the most failed banks acquired by a single institution last year. Those transactions encompassed more than $1.3 billion in combined assets. Allison passed the mantle of CEO to Randy Sims in 2009. The mobile home business and bank investing, notably Little Rock's First Commercial Corp., provided the tandem venues for Allison’s financial success.