Citizens Bank of Batesville has announced John Carter will join its board of directors. Carter is chief investment officer at Huffman & Co. of Little Rock.
Evolve Bank & Trust of West Memphis in Jonesboro has hired two new commercial lenders: Jimmy Farley, vice president, commercial lending; and John McKeel, vice president, cash management services, commercial lending.
Dru Kinsella has been hired as merchant relationship adviser for Arvest Bank of Fayetteville in Hot Springs. Kinsella is responsible for helping businesses implement card acceptance, while providing local service.
Allison McDaniel has been hired as vice president of business development at Signature Bank of Arkansas of Fayetteville in Jonesboro. McDaniel previously was business development officer at First National Bank.
Chris Pledger has been promoted to vice president and senior loan officer at First Service Bank of Greenbrier in Little Rock. Pledger previously served as loan officer and in business development.
Richard Pulliam has been hired as chief product and strategy officer at Arvest Bank of Fayetteville. Pulliam joins Arvest from TriNet, where, as vice president of product management, he led the strategic development of new technology products.