Staci Avery has been hired as assistant vice president, secondary mortgage originator at First Community Bank of Batesville. She will educate, advise and guide potential borrowers through the loan application process. Additionally, Jennifer Scarbrough has been promoted to senior vice president, director of secondary mortgage. She will oversee the bank’s loan purchases and sales on the secondary market and manage mortgage loan portfolios.
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services has announced new promotions. Alan Brannon will serve as vice president ag lending officer. Bo Tretenburg will serve as vice president of lending and regional manager. Brannon has been with the organization since 2013. Tretenburg has been with AgHeritage since 1996.
Brandon Cantin has been hired as SVP commercial banker at Bank OZK of Little Rock. He previously served as vice relationship manager III at BancorpSouth/Cadence Bank. Additionally, Stuart Shenep has been hired as a commercial banker. He previously was a community banker at Simmons Bank.
Lexicon Inc. has announced new promotions and leadership changes. John Crain III has been promoted to senior vice president of the energy services division. Brealand Garrett has been promoted to executive vice president of preconstruction and project management in the industrial constructors division. Robert Johnson has been named vice president of preconstruction and project management. Travis Riley has been named director of SIF. Tim Ruffing has been promoted to director of project management in the energy services division.
RPM Group of Little Rock has announced new hires. John Mark Bogar has been hired as a commercial research analyst. Melanie Ferrentelle has been hired as an executive broker and trainer. Caroline Otwell has been hired as a commercial sales associate. She previously was a medical assistant at SKN at Franks Dermatology. Leigh Spann has been hired as managing broker, west Little Rock. She previously was the owner of Signature Realty of Hot Springs.
Ashton Krajewski has been hired as a residential marketing consultant at Coldwell Banker RPM Group of Little Rock. She previously was a central Arkansas marketing coordinator at McGraw Realtors.
Kayla Kirksey has been hired as a residential coordinator at Coldwell Banker RPM Group-Midtown of Little Rock. She previously was a Hot Springs residential coordinator at McGraw Realtors.
Lou McAlister has joined the Forge Institute board of advisers. McAlister is the co-founder and CEO of Broadband Development Group.
Kateryna Pitchford has been elected to the Conway Corp. board of directors. Pitchford is a professor of business at Central Baptist College.
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