FNBC promotes Howard, Davidson to Regional Market Presidents

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FNBC Bank has promoted Ryan Howard and Kyle Davidson to Regional Market Presidents. These newly created roles streamlined leadership and oversight of the bank’s branch network as it continues to grow and expand its footprint.

Howard, previously Community President for Melbourne, now has oversight over Izard, Independence and Sharp Counties. Davidson, previously Community President for Mountain Home, leads Baxter and Fulton Counties, as well as the bank’s newest locations in South Central Missouri. Trent Brown will continue to lead FNBC’s Jonesboro market.

“FNBC’s footprint and branch network has grown over the last few years,” said FNBC CEO Marty Sellars. “We welcomed two new branches in Missouri in early 2022, built a new office in Jonesboro and opened our second location in Mountain Home. Ryan and Kyle, along with Trent, will provide stronger regionalized leadership for our offices, allowing us to continue to grow strategically and provide even greater value for our customers and communities.”

As Regional Market Presidents, Howard and Davidson will work directly with their market Community Presidents to lead strategic loan and deposit growth initiatives.

“Ryan and Kyle are seasoned, trusted bankers with a tremendous amount of leadership experience,” said FNBC President Chad Hudson. “I am grateful to have them on our team and am confident in their ability to lead our markets forward.”

Howard was hired by FNBC in 2016 as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender in Melbourne before being named Community President for the market in 2017. In 2018, he also assumed responsibilities as Community President for the bank’s Batesville market. In early 2023, he was able to successfully recruit Jeffrey Freiert to lead Batesville, an important hire for the bank’s business banking expansion.

Howard brings over 20 years of banking experience to his role. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Arkansas State University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Ozarka College and on the Melbourne Industrial Development Commission.

Davidson joined FNBC in early 2023 as Community President for the Mountain Home market, bringing with him more than 20 years of banking experience. He had spent the previous two years serving as the first Director of the Arkansas Small Business Technology & Development Center at ASU-Mountain Home where he used his financial industry knowledge to help small businesses launch and expand.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business with a finance emphasis from Arkansas State University and completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has earned multiple top producer awards in banking and is a former President of the Emerging Leaders section of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

Headquartered in Ash Flat, FNBC is a $775 million asset community bank with locations across North Central and Northeast Arkansas, and South-Central Missouri.

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