Jerrad Powell and Susan Richards have been named partners in the Little Rock office of HoganTaylor. The two came to HoganTaylor during the JPMS Cox merger in 2018 and each has more than 15 years of accounting experience.
Erin Simpson has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operations and risk officer at Encore Bank in Little Rock. Simpson is a certified regulatory compliance manager and has more than 20 years of experience in bank compliance.
Michael Bynum has been named by Partners Bank of Helena to lead the staff of a new loan production office opened in the Village at Hendrix in Conway. Bynum brought more than 25 years of banking experience in central Arkansas when he joined Partners Bank a year ago. Dawn Johnson, who has 15 years of retail and lending experience, has recently been hired to serve as vice president and loan officer.
Bob Smith, major market sales executive for PayChex, has been named to the board of directors of The Guardians of Easterseals Arkansas in Little Rock.
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