Simmons Bank Names Leaders for 2 New Divisions

Simmons Bank Names Leaders for 2 New Divisions
Freddie Black and Chad Rawls (Simmons Bank)

Simmons Bank said Thursday that it created two separate banking divisions — a community bank division and metro bank division — that will be led by Freddie Black and Chad Rawls, respectively.

Black has been promoted to chief community banking officer; Rawls has been promoted to chief metro banking officer.

"Simmons Bank was built on relationships and establishing community and metro divisions provides Simmons Bank more opportunity to make decisions on a local level, steward our customers and pursue scalable growth in new markets," Matt Reddin, Simmons Bank executive vice president and chief banking officer, said in a news release.

Black began his banking career in 1980 and has worked for Simmons since its 1984 acquisition of First State Bank and Trust in Lake Village (Chicot County). He most recently served as chief business development officer.

Rawls began his career in finance in 2005 and most recently served as executive vice president and president of corporate banking.

Simmons Bank is the banking subsidiary of publicly traded Simmons First National Corp. of Little Rock.