First Community Hires 2 for NWA Lending Team


First Community Hires 2 for NWA Lending Team
Austin Simpson, left, and Tim Doyle (First Community Bank)

First Community Bank of Batesville has hired Austin Simpson and Tim Doyle to the lending team at a branch opening soon in Rogers.

Simpson, who has 16 years of experience in the industry, has been hired as senior vice president, senior regional lender for northwest Arkansas. He'll be responsible for developing commercial and deposit relationships for individuals and companies, in addition to mentoring and developing the lenders of the northwest Arkansas region as the bank expands.

Simpson holds a bachelor's in business from Missouri State University. 

Doyle has been hired as vice president, commercial lender. He'll be responsible for producing a variety of commercial loans as well as generating and managing portfolios of business relationships.

Doyle holds a bachelor's in business administration in finance and real estate from the University of Missouri. He has worked in the banking and commercial title industries for nearly 20 years.

The Rogers branch at 5100 W. Park Ave. is currently under construction.

“First Community Bank has been known for attracting the best talent in the industry, and, once again, we are adding new team members who will make meaningful contributions to our family of professional bankers,” Natalie Bartholomew, community president for northwest Arkansas, said in a news release. “Both Austin and Tim are excellent additions, and we will continue to look for ways to add new talent and expand our presence while supporting our customers and communities.”