Tagged: ross whipple

Bank of the Ozarks Expands Board to 15 Members

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 11:19 am

Greg McKinney, Bank of the Ozarks' chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, is elected to the firm's board of directors during its annual shareholders' meeting. The 45-year-old executive joined the company in 2003.

Summit's CEO Ross Whipple To Plant Big Stake in Bank of the Ozarks After Merger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/12/2014 12:00 am

When the acquisition of Summit Bancorp is completed later this month, Ross Whipple also will become one of the largest shareholders at Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock.

Bank of the Ozark's $216M Acquisition Nears Its Summit

by George Waldon 5/12/2014 12:00 am

The pending acquisition of Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia by Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock is heading into the station. Since the Jan. 30 announcement, the approval process has moved at a rapid clip.

OZRK CEO George Gleason's Pay, Options Exceed $8M in 2013

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2014 11:08 am

George Gleason, chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Bank of the Ozarks Inc., was paid $4.3 million in total compensation last year and realized an additional $3.8 million by exercising stock options.

Whirlwind Romance Leads to Corporate Union of Summit Bank, Bank of the Ozarks

by George Waldon 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The way Ross Whipple and George Gleason described it, the courting process between Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia and Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock was abbreviated.

Update: Bank of the Ozarks to Buy Summit Bancorp for $216M

by George Waldon and Lance Turner 1/30/2014 4:51 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock announces a $216 million deal to buy Summit Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia, continuing a streak of Arkansas bank mergers that began last year. The deal will also be the second big bank transaction for Summit CEO Ross Whipple, who sold Horizon Bancorp Inc. in 1998 for 3.2 times book value.

Summit CEO Ross Whipple on Arkansas' 4 Biggest Banking Issues

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Ross Whipple is the chairman and CEO of Summit Bancorp Inc. He is also chairman of the board of trustees at Henderson State University and a board member of the Arkansas Forestry Association and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Bearden's Anthony Timberlands Ramps Up Shifts as Housing Improves

by Jan Cottingham 5/20/2013 12:00 am

Steve Anthony, president of Anthony Timberlands Co. since 2004, says business is better (the glass is half full), but the housing market is still nowhere near what he considers “sustainable” levels for his wood products company (the glass is half empty).