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Richard Hughes Joins Simmons Bank as EVP and Treasurer

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Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has industry veteran Richard Hughes as executive vice president and treasurer.

Hughes was previously executive vice president of BBVA USA’s treasury division, with oversight of various treasury functions and the liquidity position of the bank. He started his career with Compass Bank, which became part of BBVA in 2007.

In his new role, Hughes will report to Simmons Bank President and CFO Jay Brogdon and will be responsible for the bank’s corporate treasury activities, including balance sheet management, investment portfolio, liquidity risk and funding, interest rate risk and capital planning.

In addition, he will also have responsibility for financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting.

“We’re excited to add someone with Richard’s experience to our executive management team at Simmons Bank,” Brogdon said in a news release. “Richard is a seasoned treasury veteran who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership skills to an already strong finance team at Simmons Bank. We look forward to the vision and energy he will bring to our corporate treasury team.”

Hughes holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Samford University in Alabama and a master’s in finance from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of TexasMcCombs School of Business and the Global Leadership Program at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

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