JULIE BRIDGFORTH JOINS RELYANCE BANK AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE SALES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
March 28, 2016 - Julie Bridgforth has joined Relyance Bank in the new role of Vice President of Corporate Sales and Community Relations. "It is my pleasure to announce the addition of Julie to the Relyance Bank family," stated Chuck Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Relyance Bank, N.A. "Julie is an outstanding leader in our community; her knowledge and experience will strengthen and add value to our team."
Julie brings professional experience ranging from community engagement and support, to marketing and operations management. She received her Bachelor of Science and Education degree with a major in English from the University of Ark. Julie was previously the Director of Physician Recruitment for Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Julie has dedicated her life to civic and community-minded organizations. She has served on the Tobacco Coalition for the Arkansas State Department of Health and Pine Bluff Clean and Beautiful Commission. She has served on the Board of Directors for Trinity Episcopal School and American Heart Association. Julie has also served on the Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and served as a past President of the Board of directors, Race Chairman, and Race Director. Julie dedicated many hours to the United Way of Southeast Arkansas on the Board of Directors and as Campaign Chairman. Julie currently serves as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, formerly serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the club. She is a participant in the Go Forward Pine Bluff initiative. Julie and her husband Bill, are active members of Trinity Episcopal Church.
RELYANCE BANK PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THREE PROMOTIONS
January 29, 2016 - Chuck Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Relyance Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions:
Scott Pittillo, a White Hall native, was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President. Scott, a University of Arkansas Agricultural Business graduate has enhanced his career by graduating from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University as well as the Moore School of Investments at the University of South Carolina. He has more than fourteen years of experience with Relyance Bank and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jefferson Bancshares, Inc., Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and Jefferson Hospital Association. Scott is also a member of Fifty for the Future -- Pine Bluff. He is a past United Way of Southeast Arkansas Board Member and Campaign Chair and White Hall School District Board member.
Janice Acosta, Senior Vice President was appointed as the Wealth Management and Investments Division Manager. With a Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing degree from University of Central Arkansas, Janice has over 27 years of banking experience. Janice currently serves on the United Way of Southeast Arkansas Board as Treasurer and Past President, Grants Chair of Southeast Arkansas College Foundation Board, and the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Board. She has served as a past President of Fifty for the Future in Pine Bluff, Junior League of Pine Bluff, White Hall Chamber of Commerce and the Pine Bluff Downtown Development. Janice serves her community by volunteering her time for the First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff, White Hall School District, and Salvation Army of Pine Bluff.
Greg Garner, Senior Vice President, has been appointed as Corporate Retail and Operations Division Manager. A Ouachita Baptist University graduate and Pine Bluff native, Greg has 30 years of banking experience. During his tenure, Greg has enhanced his career by graduating from the University of South Carolina Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management, Society for Human Resource Management and completed various Human Resource, Marketing, and Bank Operations training courses. Greg is an active civic member of his community. He is a Leadership Pine Bluff Alumni, served as Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Expo Chair, Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce Chair and Board Member and volunteered for the United Way of Southeast Arkansas.
RELYANCE BANK ANNOUNCES RECENT PROMOTIONS
January 19, 2016 - Chuck Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Relyance Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions:
Carlotta Aytch has been appointed as Vice President of Corporate Operations Risk. Carlotta began her banking career 24 years ago as a teller. Through hard work and dedication, she was promoted to management and now uses her expertise in monitoring operation risk within the organization. Carlotta was awarded the PBNB Brenda Thompson Award for integrity and dependability. She is a Leadership Pine Bluff Alumni and serves on the Board of the United Way of Southeast Arkansas.
Scott Socia has been promoted to Vice President of Loan Operations. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance at Arkansas State University and has completed several banking schools, seminars, and training courses during his ten years at Relyance Bank. Scott serves as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Pine Bluff and volunteers for the United Way of Southeast Arkansas.
John Wall has been promoted to Vice President of Financial Reporting. John is a Henderson State University Business Finance graduate. During his ten years of banking, he has completed several banking seminars and training courses, graduated with distinctions from the Southwestern School of Banking at SMU and graduated from the School of Bank Investments and Financial Management at the University of South Carolina. John, a Leadership of Pine Bluff Alumni, is active in civic affairs. He is a current member and past President of the Downtown Rotary Club of Pine Bluff. He serves on the Board of Directors for Neighbor to Neighbor and a volunteer of United Way of Southeast Arkansas.
Venus Landers has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Teller Operations. Venus earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. During her twelve years of banking, Venus has been recognized by her peers as employee of the year in 2011 and recognized for her outstanding customer service by the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and 2012. As well, she has completed several banking certifications and volunteers for the Salvation Army of Pine Bluff and Festival of Lights.
MORGAN APPOINTED TO FEDERAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January, 2016 - Chuck Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Relyance Bank, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Little Rock Branch Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve of St. Louis. We are proud of Chuck, his accomplishments and dedication to Arkansas.