Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff has named Arvest Bank executive Greg Martin as its new community president for Northwest Arkansas.
Martin succeeds James Stobaugh, who will remain with the company in an advisory role until he retires at the end of 2016.
Martin, a University of Arkansas graduate, had worked for Arvest Bank since 2002. He resigned on Nov. 11. Martin was also was a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class in 2012.
“Greg has become a star in banking, and he will now help us grow Simmons’ market share in northwest Arkansas,” Freddie Black, the Arkansas regional chairman for Simmons Bank, said in a news release. “Greg is known for community involvement and is just the kind of community banker we want here at Simmons.”
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