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3 Promoted at Simmons Bank

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Simmons Bank announced Tuesday the promotions of veteran bankers Jon Crippen, Marc Gerard and Martin Schrodt.

The bank said these promotions align with the creation of its metro and community divisions.

Crippen will serve as senior vice president and head of retail banking for metro markets that include Dallas/Fort Worth, Frisco, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Northwest Arkansas, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville. He will continue to work from Fort Worth. 

He brings more than 20 years of experience managing branch retail districts with an emphasis on recruiting and developing top talent. Crippen eceived his bachelor’s degree in speech communication from  the University of Nebraska. He has also been a board member for Child Saving Institute of Omaha and vice chair of the Alliance Against Family Violence.

Gerard will serve as senior vice president and head of retail banking for community markets. These markets include North Texas, South Oklahoma, Stillwater, Southwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, Central Missouri, Northeast Arkansas, North Central Arkansas, West Arkansas, South Arkansas, West Tennessee and East Tennessee. Gerard will continue to work from St. Louis.

He also has more than 20 years of experience, and joined Simmons Bank in 2020 as senior vice president and regional retail manager. Gerard previously served as consumer banking manager in St. Louis and other Missouri markets. He has served as board and campaign chair of Midwest United Way, board member and committee chair for the YMCA, treasurer of the St. Louis Artist Guild and as a Financial Advisory Committee member for Catholic Charities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana.

Schrodt will serve as senior vice president and head of retail strategy development and design. He will continue to work from Nashville, Tennessee. He has more than 25 years of experience and most recently served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at an Arkansas Credit Union. Martin served on the board of the Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America for nearly 10 years and has been an active volunteer of the Ronald McDonald House in both Little Rock and Chattanooga, Tennessee. An alumnus of the University of Kentucky, he holds leadership certifications from Gap International and the University of Chattanooga.

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