Posted 10/28/2013 12:00 am
As community bank president for Focus Bank, Jerry Morgan will oversee the Charleston, Mo., bank’s three existing Jonesboro branches and provide commercial lending services. Focus expects to open its main Jonesboro branch on Stadium Boulevard by December.
Morgan, a native of Harrisburg, is a graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, having earned both a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA there. He is also a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Graduate School of Banking.
He has more than 20 years of banking experience in northeast Arkansas, all of it with Simmons First National Corp. — first in Jonesboro, then in Searcy, then back in Jonesboro. He was recognized as one of Arkansas Business’ “40 Under 40” in 2007. He is currently serving as president of the Jonesboro University Rotary Club.