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Matt Hicks Hired at First National Bank of Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

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Matt Hicks has joined First National Bank of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. Hicks has accepted the position as vice president and commercial lender.

Al Druso has joined the Little Rock office of Simmons Bank as senior vice president and bank card manager.

Druso previously worked as general manager of a credit card and merchant center for Marshall & Ilsley Corp. and as vice president of card services for First Financial Bank of Cincinnati.

Samuel “Tanner” McKnight, Seth Parsley, John David Sonnier and Ashish V. Patel have joined the Arkansas State Bank Department as bank examiner trainees.

McKnight, assigned to the Jonesboro office, is a 2015 Arkansas State University graduate.

Parsley, a 2014 A-State graduate, will work in the Jonesboro office until Dec. 31, when he will transfer to one of two Little Rock offices.

Sonnier graduated from Lyon College at Batesville in 2015 and has been assigned to a Little Rock office.

Patel, a 2015 University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate, will join the Bank Department’s Information Systems group.

Dr. Shauna Lucas was recently appointed to the board of directors at Diamond Bank of Hot Springs. Lucas works as a family practitioner at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs. She served on the financial committee of the Hot Springs Medical Group from 2002 to 2008.

Samuel Carlton has joined the financial team at Generations Bank in Fayetteville. Carlton accepted the position of loan officer after graduating from the University of Arkansas in December.

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

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