Miranda Gauthier and Chris Hawkins have joined Today’s Bank of Huntsville.
Gauthier, who has 16 years of experience in the banking industry, was hired as president of the bank’s Springdale market.
Hawkins was hired as vice president of commercial lending for the bank’s branch on Dickson Street and College Avenue in Fayetteville. He has 13 years of experience in the banking industry.
Paul Lowe has been promoted to metro division president for Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville by Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.
Lowe has 20 years of experience in corporate and real estate banking.
Lowe previously led Simmons Bank’s Central Arkansas Division as market president, and succeeding him in that role is David Stogsdill.
Stogsdill was senior vice president of corporate banking for Regions Bank before joining Simmons Bank in 2018.
Freddie Black and Chad Rawls have also received promotions from Simmons Bank.
Black has been promoted to chief community banking officer. Most recently, Black served as the chief business development officer for the bank, where he oversaw business development strategy, including marketing, product development and sales analytics functions.
Rawls has been promoted to chief metro banking officer, leading the focus on growth in Simmons Bank’s metro markets. He previously served as executive vice president and president of corporate banking, where he oversaw commercial underwriting, loan administration and loan operations for the bank.
Elyse Smith has been hired as managing director of adviser services and business transitions at Sowell Management in North Little Rock.
Smith previously worked for Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade as director of advisory services and business transitions.
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