Board of Directors
Alan Jessup, Chief Lending Officer. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Lending Officer, Mr. Jessup served as Deputy Director of Community Banking since 2015 overseeing the Bank’s Agricultural Lending Division and offices across South Arkansas, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He joined the Bank in 2008 and served as Saline County President from 2008 to 2011 and South Arkansas President from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Jessup holds a B.S. in Finance from Arkansas State University.
Patrick Carr, Managing Director – Corporate Finance Data and Technology. Prior to joining the Bank in December 2021, Mr. Carr served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HAFC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hanmi Bank, from September 2020 to November 2021. He previously held several roles in finance, accounting and risk management at JPMorgan Chase, most recently serving as Managing Director, Consumer Risk Analytics and Forecasting. Mr. Carr is a certified public accountant and spent the first 9 years of his career at big-four accounting firms. Mr. Carr earned his B.S. degree in business administration in accountancy from John Carroll University.
Jason Cathey, Chief Information Officer. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Information Officer in May 2022, Mr. Cathey served as Chief Information Security Officer from 2018 to 2022. He joined the Bank in 2015 and served as a Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst from 2015 to 2016 and an Information Systems Security Officer from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Cathey has over twenty years of professional technology experience with various leadership positions in information technology, information security, and banking operations. He is actively involved in the financial and technology communities, serving on multiple advisory and executive boards, including as past president for the Infragard Arkansas Members Alliance. Mr. Cathey holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Arkansas State University.