Townsell named marketing director for Centennial Bank, King promoted in Conway market

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Donna Townsell has been named director of marketing for Centennial Bank, and Eric King has been named senior business development officer for the bank’s Conway market.

Townsell, a senior executive vice president with the Conway-based bank, has also served as a project manager during her nine years with the company.

“Donna has been one of the significant stars for me and this company for many years. Her accomplishments have created national recognition for her and this company,” Home BancShares Board Chairman John Allison said in a statement. “I recognize the Company needs a strong emphasis on marketing to millennials, as well as keeping up with innovation in banking.

Townsell is a graduate of Conway High School and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and resides in Conway.

King has been with Centennial Bank since 2007. During his tenure with the bank he has served as a lending officer, public relations officer and most recently as vice president-marketing manager.

“The contacts that Eric has made in banking in the last nine years partnered with his long standing roots in Conway and Faulkner County will be a strong foundation for his success in business development,” Greg Sanson, division president for Centennial Bank and local Conway market president, said in a statement.

King is a board member of the Will McGary Foundation, the American Cancer Society ‘Celebrity waiter’ committee, the Petit Jean Razorback Foundation and is the Color Man for Wampus Cats Sports on Y107. King is also running unopposed in November, for Faulkner County Justice of the Peace – District 8.

Home BancShares Inc. is a Conway-based bank holding company, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Centennial Bank has branch locations in Arkansas, Florida, South Alabama and a loan production office in New York City.