Kyle Davidson has joined FNBC of Ash Flat as community president for the bank’s Mountain Home market. Davidson will take charge of the bank’s two branches there. He has more than 20 years of banking experience, 13 of which were in Mountain Home.
Sultan Ali has been hired as vice president of retail operations for the northwest Arkansas market at Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Little Rock, to oversee administration and management of the credit union’s branches in northwest Arkansas, including all operations, lending, account acquisition and credit union member service. Ali has more than 18 years of experience in the credit union industry.
Michaela Hudson has joined First Service Bank of Greenbrier as an executive administrative assistant. Hudson, who will work in Greenbrier, has experience as an administrative assistant and payroll manager. Morgan Taylor has been hired as a business development officer for the bank’s Little Rock location. Taylor, who has a decade of experience, will seek growth opportunities and focus on deposit relationships.
Curtis Spatz has been promoted to chief strategy officer at Chambers Bank of Danville. Spatz, who has 23 years of banking experience, will fill the newly created position and manage the bank’s strategic growth initiatives and operational efficiencies. He will also serve on the bank’s executive committee as a member of senior management. He has been with Chambers since 2015.
The Arkansas Bankers Association has elected officers for 2023-2024: Jim Taylor, senior vice president at First Security Bancorp of Searcy, chairman; Brad Chambless, CEO and president at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Fayetteville, chairman-elect; Chris Gosnell, president and CEO at Farmers Bank & Trust Co. of Bryant, vice chairman; and Scott Saffold, executive vice president/chief lending officer at Union Bank & Trust Co. of Monticello, treasurer.
Ethan Archer has joined Crews & Associates of Little Rock as an executive sales representative for institutional sales. Archer will focus on helping clients with their fixed- income needs.
Robert Zunick, branch manager at the Zunick-Oliver Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors of Hot Springs, and Dean Oliver, senior vice president of investments, have been named to the 2023 Wells Fargo Advisors Platinum Council, a distinction for advisers who complete educational training and show impressive business production, professionalism and team structure.
Danielle Collie has joined the Jenkins Agency of Little Rock as an insurance agent. Collie has more than six years of experience in the insurance industry.
The Cashion Co. of Little Rock has expanded its leadership team. The new leadership team consists of Matthew Cashion Jr., president; Andrew Davie, executive vice president of northwest Arkansas; Michael Dornblaser, executive vice president of business development; Lee Jackson, executive vice president of risk management; and Cash McMillen, executive vice president of operations.
Chris McNulty has joined the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock as a member. McNulty has an established commercial litigation practice, with a focus on bankruptcy, foreclosure, creditor rights, real estate disputes and breach of contract issues. Austin Reed has joined the firm as an associate and handles business, contract and real estate disputes. Both will work in the firm’s litigation division in Little Rock.
Denise Hoggard, Meredith Moore and Eric Wewers, a trial team at Rainwater Holt & Sexton of Little Rock, have received the Roxanne Wilson Advocacy Award from the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. The team was recognized for its advocacy work for victims of human trafficking.
Johanna Wade has been hired at Friday Eldredge & Clark of Little Rock as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Wade will specialize in general litigation, insurance defense, personal injury, products liability and coverage matters.
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