Cole Hollowell has been named branch manager of the new Fayetteville branch of First National Bank of NWA, and Holly Wheeler has joined as a vice president and lender at the new branch.
The new Fayetteville branch, located at 2638 E Joyce Blvd., opened on Dec. 1, 2014. FNBNWA will begin construction on a Bentonville branch in 2015.
Wheeler has banking experience in the Fayetteville, Rogers and Fort Smith markets including consumer, mortgage and commercial lending in addition to private wealth management. She serves on the Junior League of NWA and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and Leadership Fayetteville.
“I am very pleased to announce that Holly has joined our team. Having worked with her during part of her 14 year banking career, I know that she brings a passion for taking care of customers and making banking easy which seems like a perfect fit for our FNBNWA culture,” Rob Husong, regional president, said in a statement.
Hollowell’s new role will include business development for the branch in addition to daily management of the Fayetteville retail team.
“Cole is a great addition to our Fayetteville team. He’s a Washington County native and has proven to be a solid leader with a strong sales background,” Husong said. “I know he will bring a lot of energy and focus as we continue to grow in the Washington County market.”