Our Management Staff

Senior Management

Jim S. Gowen, Sr

Chairman of the Board
Trust & Investment Officer
(870) 523-3601
 
 
 
 

Jim S. Gowen, Jr

President & Chief Executive Officer
Trust & Investment Officer
(870) 523-3601
 
 
 

Leslie Lowery

Senior Vice President & Financial Officer
Secretary to the Board
Information Security Officer
Vendor Management Officer & Cashier
(870) 523-3601
 

Randy Cross

NMLS MLO# 417072
Senior Vice President  
Chief Lending & ALM Officer
(870) 523-3601

 
 
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Nate Watson

Senior Vice President & 
Trust Officer
(870) 523-6771
 
 
 
 

Market Presidents 

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Beth Breckenridge

NMLS MLO# 713500
President - McCrory Market
(870) 731-5426

 

 


Lee Conditt

NMLS MLO# 713509
President - Batesville Market
(870) 793-3600


Paul Dickson

NMLS MLO# 713495
President - Des Arc Market
(870) 256-3600

 

 

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Linda Holcombe

NMLS MLO# 713232
President - Newark Market
(870) 799-2000



Officers

Josh Brandt

Assistant Vice President
Trust Operations Officer
Newport Market
(870) 523-7602

 

 

Andrew Brock

NMLS MLO# 712955
Vice President
Loan Officer
Batesville Market
(870) 793-3600


Elizabeth Canard

NMLS MLO# 1152070
Assistant Vice President
Loan Officer & Branch Manager
Assistant Secretary to the Board
Tuckerman & Swifton Markets
(870) 349-1333

 

Jill Coles

Internal Auditor
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601

 

 

Waverle Doyle

Compliance Officer
Note Department Supervisor
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601




Martha Edwards

Assistant Vice President
Branch Manager 
Newport Market
(870) 523-9831

 

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Tammara Ford

NMLS MLO# 1155289
Assistant Vice President
Loan Officer & Branch Manager
Searcy Market
(501) 278-5502

Jerry Henderson

NMLS MLO# 121706
Vice President
Mortgage Lending
Batesville Market
(870) 793-3600



Regina Lake

Vice President
Bookkeeping
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601

 


Dan Larson

Assistant Cashier
Card Operations Officer
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601

 

Jake Millikin

Assistant Cashier
Bank Secrecy Act Officer 
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601


 

Fletcher O'Cain

Vice President
Information Technology 
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601

 

 

Randy Ramsey

NMLS MLO# 713230
Vice President
Loan Officer & Credit Card Plan Administrator
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601 ext. 1116


Tristan Rudd

Assistant Vice President
Electronic Banking Officer
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601



Tara Salinas

Vice President
Marketing 
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601

 

 

Carol Smith

NMLS MLO# 713537
Assistant Cashier
Loan Officer
Batesville Market
(870) 793-3600



Stacy Wagner

Vice President
Human Resources
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601
 
 
 

Thelma Welch

NMLS MLO# 713222
Vice President
Loan Officer & CRA Officer
Newport Market
(870) 523-3601 ext. 1115


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