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William Kerst Jr.

The Farmers Bank & Trust main branch, in Magnolia.
Banking & Finance / Investments

Community First Trust’s William Kerst to Lead Trust Department at Farmers BankLock Icon

Kerst is CEO and founder of the trust company, which has locations in Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village and Little Rock. But he also holds a new role leading the trust department of Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia. read more >
An artist's rendering of new home of Community First Trust Co. is shown at the location's construction site in Hot Springs.
Banking & Finance

Community First Sale Provides Payday

The $6 million sale of Community First Trust Co. to Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia was divided among more than two dozen shareholders. read more >
William Kerst Jr. has stayed aboard as president of Community First Trust Co. after the June 30 sale to Farmers Bank & Trust of Magnolia.
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Community First Trust Attracts $6M BuyerLock Icon

William Kerst Jr. wasn’t looking to sell Community First Trust Co. in 2021. But two years ago, events began pulling the president and CEO of the Hot Springs enterprise toward the possibility. read more >