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Citizens Bank Advances Two to Head Batesville Call Center (Movers & Shakers)

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Rhonda McKay and Amanda Crider have been promoted to manage call center operations at Citizens Bank of Batesville.

McKay joined Citizens bank in 2008 and was named account services manager in 2012. Her new title is vice president and call center manager.

Crider was hired in 2005 as an account processing clerk and was promoted to call center coordinator in 2016. Her new title is assistant vice president and call center coordinator.

Bryan Wagner has been promoted to agri banking relationship manager by Regions Bank in Jonesboro. He was previously a commercial banking relationship manager.

Brock Fletcher has been hired by Regions in Jonesboro as a commercial banking relationship manager. He previously worked for Southern Bank.

Mary F. Tutt and Josh Neal have been hired by Arvest Bank. Tutt, a Memphis native who now lives in Malvern, is a mortgage loan officer in Benton. 

Tutt has more than 30 years of industry experience and has lived in Arkansas since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina forced her to evacuate her home in Long Beach, Mississippi.

Neal, who has 11 years of experience in the financial services industry, will serve as a senior private banker with Arvest Private Banking in the central Arkansas market. He holds Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.

Tom Purvis of Fort Worth, Texas, and Russell Teubner of Stillwater, Oklahoma, have been appointed to the board of directors of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff.

Purvis was previously a director of First Texas BHC Inc., which Simmons acquired in October, and Teubner previously served as a director of Southwest Bancorp Inc., which Simmons also acquired in October.

Mike Brown has joined Edward Jones in Jacksonville, and Ryan Grist has joined the firm in Benton. Brown previously served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in auto sales. Grist was previously an exercise physiologist.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.

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