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Senior Management

George A. Makris, Jr.

First joined Simmons First National: 2013
Age: 65

 

Professional Experience

Mr. Makris currently serves as chairman and CEO of the Simmons First National Corporation, as well as the chairman and CEO of the Company’s lead subsidiary, Simmons Bank. Prior to his employment by the Company on January 2, 2013, Mr. Makris had been employed by M. K. Distributors, Inc. since 1980 and had served as its President since 1985. Mr. Makris previously served as a member of the board of directors of Worthen National Bank – Pine Bluff and its successors from 1985 to 1996 and served as chairman from 1994 to 1996.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration), Rhodes College
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Arkansas

Experience and Qualifications

  • The Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County (Chairman)
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center (advisory board member)
  • Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (former Chairman of the board of trustees)
  • Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County (former Chairman)
  • Greater Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce (former Chairman)
  • King Cotton Classic Basketball Tournament (former Chairman)
  • Trinity Episcopal School (former Chairman of the board of trustees)
  • Wholesale Beer Distributors of Arkansas (former director)
  • National Beer Wholesalers Association (former director)
  • CHI St. Vincent (former director)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (former member of board of visitors)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine (former member of board of visitors)

 

-The following individuals are executive officers: George Makris, Jr., Bob Fehlman, Jay Brogdon, Steve Massanelli, Jena Compton, David Garner, Ann Madea, George Makris, III, Chad Rawls, Matt Reddin, and Brad Yaney.

-The following individuals hold officer positions at Simmons First National Corporation and Simmons Bank: George Makris, Jr., Bob Fehlman, Jay Brogdon, Steve Massanelli, Jena Compton, David Garner, Tina Groves, Rodney Hawkins, Ann Madea, and George Makris, III.

-The following individuals hold officer positions at Simmons Bank only: Alex Carriles, Lisa Hunter, Elizabeth Machen, Chad Rawls, Matt Reddin, and Brad Yaney.