Centennial Bank promotes Steve Baker to head up trust department

by The City Wire staff ([email protected]) 668 views 

Randy Sims, CEO of Centennial Bank and Home BancShares, recently announced the promotion of Steve Baker as senior vice president and manager of the trust department, headquartered in Jonesboro.

“We are very excited about Steve leading our highly qualified team of trust professionals,” Sims said. “He is very dedicated to his customers and has over 36 years of experience in Northeast Arkansas.”

In this new role, Baker will serve as administrator of personal trusts, estate settlement and investment management. The Trust team also includes: Carla Carson,  Lorre Gookin, Cheryl Weathers; Ellen Tarkington, Stan Allison, and Lisa Aubrey Avants.

The Centennial Bank Trust team has over 100 years ‘combined experience in handling trust accounts of all types including personal trust, investment management, qualified retirement plans and IRA’s.

“We have been recognized by Arkansas Business as one of the state’s largest trust departments, and now have assets under management in excess of $550 million,” Sims said.

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