Management promotions at Signature Bank

by The City Wire staff ( 61 views 

Gary Head, CEO of Signature Bank, has announced promotions for Knight Weis to president-Northwest Arkansas, and John Spencer to president-Springdale.

Weis joined Signature Bank during its inception in 2004 and has 24 years banking experience.

As president of Northwest Arkansas Weis is responsible for the supervision of the NWA market presidents as well as assisting them in developing strategies for gaining market share and customer retention.

He will also work with market presidents to oversee their respective loan portfolios. Weis holds a MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas.

He serves on the board of the Springdale Public Education Foundation and is a past board member for Springdale Chamber of Commerce, Springdale Country Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA.

Knight, his wife Phyllis and sons Phillip, Jacob (JT) and Thomas reside in Tontitown and are members of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tontitown. 

Spencer, a 10-year banking veteran, joined Signature Bank during its inception in 2004 and as Springdale president he will have responsibility for the management of the Springdale bank group as well as oversee and develop strategy for business development, market share gain and community involvement.

He will also serve as chairman of Springdale’s Board of Directors. Spencer holds a bachelors of marketing from the University of Arkansas and also attended the Consortium International University for International Business Studies in Paderno, Italy.

He has been active volunteering with the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, The Northwest Arkansas Kampaign for Kids, The Miracle League, the Springdale Kiwanis Cal Ripken Baseball League and is also a 2006 Leadership Springdale graduate.

John, his wife Amber, son Cyler and daughter Winnie Rose live in Springdale and are members of First United Methodist Church.

Signature Bank has more than $500 million in assets and employs more than 100 bankers.