Trent Brown Named Community President of FNBC's Jonesboro Market (Movers & Shakers)

Trent Brown
Trent Brown (FNBC Bank)

Trent Brown has been named community president for the Jonesboro market of FNBC of Ash Flat. Brown has more than two decades of banking experience and will lead efforts to expand relationships in Jonesboro, focusing on business owners and their employees.

Wonda London has been hired as the community inclusion lender at Southern Bancorp Community Partners of Little Rock. As community inclusion lender, London will increase awareness of loan products and financial development services with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income borrowers and communities with low access to financial resources. 

Michael Manley has been promoted to senior credit analyst at First Service Bank of Greenbrier. Manley was previously serving as a credit analyst at the bank, and will now undertake complex commercial loan packages, advanced methods of underwriting and analysis of financial information.

(From left) Michael Oppel and Matthew Stewart
(From left) Michael Oppel and Matthew Stewart (Stone Bank)

Michael Oppel and Matthew Stewart have joined the Small Business Administration lending team at Stone Bank of Little Rock. Oppel is joining the bank as a vice president and loan officer in the USDA Government Guaranteed Loan Division. Stewart is joining as a senior relationship manager.

Brenda Rivera has been promoted to consumer lending and diversity outreach officer at First Community Bank of Batesville. Rivera joined First Community as a teller in 2018 and will work to grow her loan and deposit portfolio, as well as on customer relations with an emphasis on underserved communities. 

Renee Walters
Renee Walters (Chambers Bank)

Renee Walters has been named chief retail officer at Chambers Bank of Danville. Walters fills a newly created position and will oversee the retail banking operations of Chambers’ 24 branches. Walters has been with Chambers Bank since 2004.

William Wilder has been promoted to vice president and commercial loan officer at Citizens Bank of Batesville for the bank’s central Arkansas market. Wilder will represent the bank and help develop loan and deposit relationships.

Nancy Lee McNew
Nancy Lee McNew (Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas)

Nancy Lee McNew was elected president of the 2023 board of directors of the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives. McNew is the vice president of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County.

Gary Troutman
Gary Troutman (Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce)

Gary Troutman, the president and CEO of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the University of Arizona Board of Regents of the Institute for Organization Management of Washington, D.C. As a member of the board, Troutman will help implement the policies developed by the institute, which is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Tabitha McFadden is the new vice president of people and finance at avad3 Event Production of Lowell. McFadden, who has 10 years of experience, fills a newly created position to lead the people and administration teams, supporting traditional HR practices, finance and accounting, and office operations.

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