The Arkansas Bankers Association, based in Little Rock, announced that its board has chosen Lorrie Trogden, CAE, as the organization’s new president and CEO. She succeeds William R. “Bill” Holmes, who led the association since 2012. Trogden is the ninth CEO in the history of the organization and the first woman at the helm.
Trogden previously served as the associate executive director and director of government relations at the Arkansas Bar Association. She has also spent time at Alltel, Stocks Mortgage Inc. and Acxiom.
A certified association executive, Trogden holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas.
Holmes spent more than 40 years in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Arkansas Bankers Association in 2003, he worked in investment banking and in the trust and wealth management divisions of Stephens Inc., Twin City Bank, Mercantile Bank and Metropolitan National Bank.
Founded in 1891, the Arkansas Bankers Association is the state’s largest and oldest banking industry organization.
Published in Bankers Digest November 5, 2018