Event Photos


L to R: Marcus Guinn / Event Co-Chair, John Womack / Arvest Bank, George A. Markis, Jr. / Simmons Bank, Jill Castilla / Citizens Bank of Edmond, C. Randall Sims / Home Bancshares, Larry T. Wilson / First Arkansas Bank & Trust and Gary Edwards / Event Co-Chair


210 Attended - Overview from 3rd Floor A/V Landing

Luncheon & Panel Discussion

All Photos on this webpage by Christine Miller / Heartland Bank, Phillip Partain / Simmons Bank and Kyle Proctor / Arvest Bank


Event Program begins


The Panel is Underway


Panelist Jill Castilla greets luncheon attendees


L to R - Bruce Malcoh / Farmers Bank & Trust Magnolia, Ronnie Peters / DD&F Consulting and Robert Smith / Friday, Eldredge & Clark


Lunch is served


Far Left: Roby Brook / Talk Business & Politics and Far Right: Bill Holmes / Arkansas Bankers Association President


L to R: Commercial Banker of the Year Award Winner - Bob L Burns / Farmers Bank & Trust - Magnolia Arkansas and David Marks / Chapter President - Arvest Bank / Little Rock


Calm before the Storm - pre-event set-up in progress


L to R: Cindee Munro / RMA HQ Regional Manager and David Marks / Arvest take a moment during pre-event set-up


Friday, Eldredge & Clark hosted several guests at their tables


Let the networking begin!


The program starts


Makris discussed his family business background and the current state of banking

May 14, 2015


Commercial Banker of the Year Finalists - 2nd from Left to Right: Russ Martin / Relyance Bank, Rodney Peel / Arvest Bank, Bob Burns / Farmers Bank & Trust Magnolia, Carole Smith / Simmons Bank 


Roby Brock / Talk Business & Politics - Moderating the CEO Panel


3/4 View from the Stage


L to R: Jim Schnoes & Debbie Knight / One Banc & Trust and Chip Blanchard / First State Bank


L to R: Ed Owens, Marcus Guinn, Jim Cargill, Rodney Peel, Jason Warren / Arvest Bank


Volunteers Prep for Event - L to R: Mary Jacobsen / Arvest, Stephanie Anderson / Relyance Bank, Matt Millerd / BKD, Colbey Frisbee / Centennial Bank, Cindee Munro / RMA Regional Manager and Ryan Carrus / Carrus Financial Management


L to R: Marcus Guinn / CEO Summit Co-Chair with panelist John Womack / Arvest Bank


L to R: Gary Edwards / CEO Summit Co-Chair, Bryan Smith, Bob L Burns / CBOTY Award Winner and Robert Smith / Friday, Eldredge & Clark


Another view from the stage, roughly half of the audience included


Panelist Randy Sims / Home Bancshares provided several informative, yet humorous insights while answering moderator questions


L to R: George A. Makris, Jr / Simmons Bank and John Womack / Arvest share views on mentorship


Jill Castilla / Citizens Bank of Edmond was warmly received by the audience who appreciated her experiences and views