Donald Britnell hired as Community President for FNBC Bank
Donald Britnell of Highland has been tapped to lead FNBC Bank’s Sharp County offices as Community President. He will be based in the Ash Flat administrative offices and his first day will be Tuesday, Feb. 17.
“We are very excited to have Donald join our team in our Sharp County markets,” said Chad Hudson, executive vice president-chief lending officer for FNBC Bank. “Donald brings a great deal of leadership strength, as well as lending strength, and we are certain he will help us make an even bigger impact in an area that is so special and important to FNBC.”
This newly formed position will report directly to Hudson and will have leadership responsibilities for commercial lending, business development, and overall consumer lending production in the bank’s Ash Flat, Highland, Hardy and Cherokee Village offices.
“As FNBC Bank continues to grow, we felt it was important to have someone with strong leadership and banking experience to truly guide what we consider to be our core market,” said FNBC Bank President Marty Sellars. “Donald brings a great deal of knowledge to our leadership team and I am certain he will help us continue to make a difference here at home. Taking care of our customers here in Sharp County has always been and will continue to be a top priority for all of us at FNBC Bank.”
Britnell has more than 30 years of banking experience. He most recently served as community executive/regional manager for the Hardy and Mammoth Spring markets for Simmons First National Bank. He also held significant bank leadership roles with First Arkansas Bank and Trust in Jacksonville, Ark., First Team Bank in Heber Springs, Ark., and with The Bank of Harrisburg (Ark.).
“I am excited to begin a new chapter in my career with FNBC Bank,” said Britnell. “My family and I have come to love this community. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this new capacity and be associated with an organization that is anchored deeply in this community. I really believe this is the right step for me. I look forward
to leading this great team as we continue to do good things for the people in Sharp County.”
A lifelong Arkansas resident, Donald completed his associate’s degree in computer technology at Control Data Institute in Memphis, Tenn. He is also a graduate of BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology at Vanderbilt University and attended the Arkansas Bankers’ Association’s Commercial Lending School in Little Rock.
Donald and his wife, Rhonda, and daughter, Kaleigh, live in Highland.