The Banker Behind IberiaBank

Phillip Jett, President of IberiaBank IberiaBank • 800-682-3231 • iberiabank.com Phillip Jett, Central and Northwest Arkansas president of IBERIABANK, has over 20 years of banking experience. The son of a banker, Jett was already well acquainted with the industry before majoring in finance and banking at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Prior to his leadership role in…

The Banker Behind Malvern National Bank

Mark Roberts, President of MNB Malvern National Bank • 501-332-6955 • mnbbank.com Mark Roberts, president of Malvern National Bank, didn’t choose banking. Banking chose him. An attorney by training, Roberts served the bank as outside legal counselor from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Then, he was brought inside. And in February, he will have been…

The Banker Behind Centennial Bank

Johnny Allison, Chairman of Home BancShares Centennial Bank • 883-372-9788 • my100bank.com Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares, is not your average banker. A manufacturing magnate by trade, he began his career in the financial industry after being invited to serve on the board of his local bank. They wanted to keep his business, he…

The Banker Behind Legacy National Bank

Patrick Swope, President & CEO of Legacy National Bank Legacy National Bank • 479-717-1900 • legacyar.com Patrick Swope, president and CEO of Legacy National Bank, has banking in his DNA. The son of a banker, he never had any doubts about the profession he would choose. “I’ve always known I wanted to be a banker,” he…

The Banker Behind Simmons Bank

Barry Ledbetter, Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer of Simmons Bank Simmons Bank • 866-246-2400 • simmonsbank.com Barry Ledbetter, executive vice president and chief banking officer, has always enjoyed people and numbers. And it was that passion that led him to the financial industry. Having grown up around banking, Ledbetter says he saw early on the impact…

The Banker Behind Commercial Bank

George Harris, President of Commercial Bank Commercial Bank & Trust • 870-367-6221 • commercial-bank.net George Harris, president of Commercial Bank, didn’t want to be a banker. An experienced, oft-traveling CPA, Harris spent a lot of his time auditing banks. In an effort to spend less time on the road and more time with his young family, Harris accepted…

The Banker Behind FAB&T

Mark Wilson Chief Operating Officer (COO), & Larry Wilson, Chairman, President, & CEO of FAB&T First Arkansas Bank and Trust • 800-982-4511 • fabandt.com Banking is a family affair for Larry Wilson, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust, and son Mark, senior vice president. And it always has been. In 1949, Larry’s father, Kenneth Pat…

The Banker Behind Riverside Bank

Stephen Davis, CEO of Riverside Bank Riverside Bank • 501-614-6161 • riversidebank.com Stephen Davis, a former engineer and commercial real estate developer, became a full-time banker when he invested in what was then known as Merchants & Planters Bank back in 1996. Under his ownership, the institution became Riverside Bank. At Riverside Bank, he has spent the last…

The Banker Behind Arvest

Jim Cargill, President/CEO of Arvest in Central Arkansas Arvest Bank • 501-379-7700 • arvest.com Jim Cargill, Arvest Bank’s Central Arkansas president and CEO, has banking in his blood. And the fourth-generation banker brings that level of experience to work with him every day. Though he may have always known he would end up in the financial industry, Cargill’s…