El Dorado-based First Financial Bank recently announced the promotion of three longtime Arkansas and Mississippi bankers.
Craig Mobley, executive vice president, has been named chief operating officer, with responsibilities for specialty lending divisions across the U.S. Additionally, he will help to refine and streamline operational processes throughout the bank. Mobley, now in his sixth year with First Financial Bank, is also leading the transition team in the acquisition of First National Bank of Wynne, which will add an additional seven branches and 82 employees to First Financial Bank.
Chris Johnson, retail market president in Little Rock, has been named regional market president for the state of Arkansas. He will continue to lead the Little Rock market efforts, but have additional responsibilities across the state, as well. Johnson joined the bank in 2016 and has been instrumental in its entry and growth in the Central Arkansas market.
Brad Ogletree, retail market president in Carthage, Mississippi, has been named regional market president for the state of Mississippi. Since joining First Financial Bank in 2006, he has helped the bank become a market-share leader in Leake County. His new role will allow him to continue his leadership in Carthage, but also have additional responsibilities across Mississippi.
“With the recent and future growth of the bank, these changes will…help us clearly define, meet and measure our objectives,” says Chris Hegi, CEO. “We’re excited about the future of First Financial Bank and these three will be part of our continued success in Arkansas, Mississippi and across the U.S.”
Established in 1934, First Financial Bank operates 10 locations in Arkansas and Mississippi.
Published in Bankers Digest September 23, 2019