FNBC Bank acquires team to join Melbourne office

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Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard

Matt Rush

Matt Rush

FNBC Bank CEO and President Marty Sellars announced the bank has successfully acquired a team of community bankers to join its existing Melbourne team. Ryan Howard, senior vice president and commercial lender, Matt Rush, commercial lender, and Candi Morgan, commercial lending assistant, have already began transitioning to FNBC Bank.

According to Sellars, FNBC is actively seeking people and bank merger and acquisition opportunities.

Prior to joining FNBC Bank, all were employed with another bank in Melbourne. FNBC’s Melbourne office, located at 1069 E. Main Street, is led by Community President Kevin Wiles.

“This team of bankers are great examples of what community banking is all about,” said Sellars. “They are actively engaged at various levels throughout the community, and they understand the importance of building relationships that last with their clients. At FNBC, we truly know how important relationships are, and we are excited to have these three representing our brand and delivering on our promise to clients.”

“Ryan, Matt and Candi bring a wealth of experience and are highly regarded in their community,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Chad Hudson. “They are going to be a tremendous addition, not only to our strong lending team, but to our overall organization as we continue to strive to make positive impacts in our communities.”

Howard has been a banker in the Izard County community for more than 16 years. He is a 1994 graduate of the Melbourne School District, and attended Ozarka College and Arkansas State University in Jonesboro where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of Ozarka College, and other community initiatives, including Men’s Adult Sunday School Teacher and Finance Committee Member at Belview Church, and the Melbourne Industrial Development Commission.

Howard and his wife, Vanessa, have two sons, Rayn and Reed, and reside in Melbourne.

Rush, a native of Melbourne, received a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Business Administration from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

He is a member of the Melbourne Lions Club, the Melbourne Industrial Development Committee, and the Ozarka College Foundation Board where he served on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee.

Rush and his wife, Amber, have two daughters, Annie and Emma, and reside in Melbourne.

Morgan, an Izard County native, has over 10 years of banking experience. She holds an Associate of Arts in General Education from Ozarka College in Melbourne. She and her husband, Mike, live in Melbourne with their kids, Colby, Paige and Kylea.

FNBC Bank, chartered in 1912, is a $399 million-asset community bank headquartered in Ash Flat, Ark., and its Melbourne office holds $37 million in assets.

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