Greg Lewis Appointed Chief Deposit Officer at Encore Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Greg Lewis
Greg Lewis (Encore Bank)

Greg Lewis has been appointed chief deposit officer at Encore Bank of Little Rock. Lewis fills the newly created position to oversee the bank’s deposit growth strategy.

Taryn Golden
Taryn Golden (First Community Bank)

Taryn Golden has joined First Community Bank of Batesville as vice president, secondary mortgage originator at the financial institution’s branch in Rogers. Golden brings 16 years of experience to her new role, where she will help potential borrowers apply for loans by educating, advising and guiding them.

Melissa Powell
Melissa Powell (Armor Bank)

Melissa Powell has been hired as the new director of marketing and human resources at Armor Bank of Forrest City. Powell will lead marketing in all of the bank’s markets and communities.

Philip Shell
Philip Shell (First Service Bank)

Philip Shell has joined First Service Bank of Greenbrier as a senior mortgage loan officer. Shell has 31 years of experience, 18 of which focused on mortgage lending.

Tysha (Ty) Hartman
Tysha (Ty) Hartman (Sowell Management)

Tysha Hartman has been promoted to relationship manager at Sowell Management of Little Rock. Hartman, who has been with Sowell for two years, will work to build relationships with advisers.

Andrew Ritchie has been hired as vice president of government relations at Stephens Inc. of Little Rock. In his new role, Ritchie, who served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and as a senior policy adviser and legal counsel for Sen. Tom Cotton and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, will manage legislative priorities at the federal, state and local levels and serve as a policy adviser for executive leadership. Brad Tottle has joined Stephens as senior vice president corporate bond trader in the firm’s fixed-income sales and trading division. Tottle has more than 20 years of experience in fixed-income trading.

Kyle Sackhoff has been hired as a software developer at Mainstream Technologies of North Little Rock. Sackhoff founded Round Mountain Coffee shop in Conway and operated it for six years.

(From left) Bret Carroll and Crystal Kemp
(From left) Bret Carroll and Crystal Kemp (Conway Corp.)

Bret Carroll, chief executive officer at Conway Corp., and Crystal Kemp, chief marketing officer at Conway Corp., have been named Cablefax 100 honorees by Cablefax Magazine. This is Carroll’s fourth appearance on the list and Kemp’s first. Both will appear on the Operations Exec 100 list.

Nikki Courtney
Nikki Courtney (Nabholz)

Nikki Courtney has joined Nabholz of Conway as a business development officer for the company’s central Arkansas operations.

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