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 Wilson led the way for FAB&T, laying the foundation for the institution’s growth and success.
Though he majored in industrial management at the University of Arkansas, Larry decided to join his father in the financial industry instead. He came aboard in 1971. Mark followed in his father, and grandfather’s, footsteps, joining the bank in 2001.
At FAB&T, Larry most enjoys the opportunity to help their many customers. “My favorite part is helping customers get into a home or expand their business,” he says. “I enjoy working with them, helping them be successful. It’s very rewarding.”
For Mark, it’s making FAB&T a great place to work for their employees, who then make it a great place for their customers. “For me, it’s helping our people help our customers,” he says. “Empowering, training and making this a great place to work so they’re ready and willing to take care of our customers.”
As leaders of a people-first bank, Larry and Mark Wilson have a vested interest in the success of their community. “If we can help our economy grow,” Larry says, “everybody benefits.”