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RELYANCE BANK, N.A. ANNOUNCES TWO RECENT PROMOTIONS

Pine Bluff, AR, September 30, 2016 - Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Greg Garner and Tracey Hisaw.

Greg Garner has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.  A Ouachita Baptist University graduate and Pine Bluff native, Greg has near 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.

Tracey Hisaw has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.  Hisaw received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She also received her Associates of Arts Degree from Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and graduated with Highest Honors.  Hisaw has 26 years of banking experience and during that time has completed several industry specific training.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Community Banker Auditor, and Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.  As well, she has completed numerous banking and compliance courses.  She is currently pursuing Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist designation.  She is a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Central Arkansas Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors.  She serves as a volunteer for the Salvation Army and a former volunteer for United Way

Relyance Bank has been Arkansas' Community Bank since 1965.  With 16 locations throughout Arkansas, Relyance Bank focuses on providing an extensive line of products and services to meet the needs of all customers and prospective customers.  The company, with assets over $700 million, contributes its success to remaining true to its core values with a strong belief and dedication to the communities in which it serves.

RELYANCE BANK, N.A. PROMOTES GREEN TO MARKET PRESIDENT

Pine Bluff, AR, July 28, 2016 – Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank, N.A. announces the promotion of Todd Green to Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village Market President.

“Todd has done an excellent job for our bank in many different capacities and most recently done so in fostering a culture of superior customer service and growth in our Hot Springs markets. He leads by example and is quick to give credit to his team for these positive results,” says Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank.

Mr. Green earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Business Administration degree at Henderson State University.  He is a 2012 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, and has served in several leadership roles within the bank over the past seven years. 

 He is a member of Hot Springs Fifty for the Future, the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Hot Springs Heart Ball, a graduate of Leadership Hot Springs – Class XXVI, a member of the Elder Team at Lake Valley Community Church, and is actively involved with the Hot Springs Metro Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a volunteer with the Arkansas Blood Institute.

 Relyance Bank is a community bank headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. With 16 locations throughout Arkansas, Relyance Bank focuses on providing an extensive line of products and services to meet the needs of all customers and prospective customers. The company, with assets near $660 million, contributes its success to remaining true to its core values with a strong belief and dedication to the communities in which it has served since 1965.

ANDERSON RECEIVES DIPLOMA FROM THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BANKING AT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Pine Bluff, AR, June 24, 2016 - Relyance Bank is pleased to commend John Anderson on his recent graduation from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

"We are proud of John's accomplishment.  He has put in a lot of hard work over the past three years and the entire Relyance Bank family celebrates with him," said Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank.

Anderson is a 1999 graduate of Pine Bluff High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 2003, where he was a four year letterman and pitcher on the baseball team.  Anderson has worked with Relyance for over nine years in commercial lending.

Relyance Bank is a community bank headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  With 16 locations throughout Arkansas, Relyance Bank focuses on providing an extensive line of products and services to meet the needs of all customers and prospective customers.  The company, with assets near $660 million, it contributes its success to remaining true to its core values with a strong belief and dedication to the communities in which it has served since 1965.

RELYANCE BANK, N.A. ANNOUNCES A RECENT PROMOTION

Pine Bluff, AR, June 6, 2016 - Chuck Morgan, President and CEO of Relyance Bank, N.A. is pleased to announce the following promotion: 

Mrs. Heather Bankhead was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President of Human Resources.  She graduated from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with minors in Spanish and Psychology.  Mrs. Bankhead is a 2015 Leadership Pine Bluff graduate.  She has a strong background in staff development and management and has completed several industry related courses.  She also has a strong background in community service; serving as Secretary of the Jefferson County Young Professionals, Secretary of the Pine Bluff Downtown Rotary Club, Account Solicitor for the United Way of Southeast Arkansas, Co-Director of the Southeast Arkansas District Fair Queen & Talent Show, and a member of the Acquisitions Committee for the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center Potpourri Parties.

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.