FNBC hires chief information and innovation officer

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Amber Sharp has joined FNBC Bank as Senior Vice President – Chief Information and Innovation Officer. Sharp began in this newly created role in October.

Sharp will provide key leadership and direction to FNBC’s IT function as the bank continues to grow and expand. Additionally, she will lead the bank’s innovation initiatives, exploring potential cutting-edge technologies that will differentiate FNBC as a community bank and provide top-notch customer service strategies.

“Creating and hiring this role has been on our radar for some time, especially as we’ve grown over the past several years” said FNBC President & CEO Marty Sellars. “Like most things technology-related, Covid-19 has only accelerated our need to bring someone in to exclusively oversee our IT infrastructure and lead our organization into the future with strategic, customer-centric products and services. Amber brings a depth of knowledge in these focus areas to FNBC, but her leadership and organizational development skillsets may be the most impressive. We are thrilled to have her join our management team and to have her leading this important strategic transformation.”

Prior to joining FNBC, Sharp spent her career as a technology leader with Tyson Foods, Inc., the world’s second largest meat processor and a Fortune 80 corporation. She most recently served as the Enterprise Vice President – Information Technology, where she directed all aspects of Tyson’s enterprise applications, software engineering, data, and more, and led an internal team of 150 and a team of over 200 consultants.

Sharp has a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Computer Science from the University of Arkansas. She and her husband, Jeremy, reside in Springdale and have four daughters. She will office out of the bank’s Ash Flat location, located at 636 Ash Flat Dr., and offsite in Northwest Arkansas.

FNBC is headquartered in Ash Flat, Ark, and has 11 locations throughout North Central and Northeast Arkansas. As of Sept. 30, 2020, it had almost $533 million in assets. Its newest office is under construction in Jonesboro at the corner of Fair Park Boulevard and Race Street and is slated for an early January 2021 opening.

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