Keith Little tapped to lead mortgage division at Centennial Bank

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Keith Little has been promoted to president of Conway-based Centennial Bank’s mortgage division. The company announced Little’s promotion Tuesday (June 11).

“Keith has been an integral part to the success of our mortgage company over the past four years, and I am confident he can lead this division into the future for Centennial Bank and [parent company] Home BancShares Inc.” Centennial Bank President and CEO Tracy French said in a statement.

Little, a Jonesboro native, has worked in Centennial’s mortgage division in 2015 and has 13 years of experience in the mortgage industry.  He received a bachelor’s degree in international business from Arkansas State University in 2002 and an MBA in finance from the University of Arkansas in 2006.

He has also earned the Accredited Mortgage Profession designation from the MBA School of Mortgage Banking.

He has served as the past president and legislative chair for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Arkansas (MBAA), and has been an MBAA board member since 2015.

Centennial Bank has 77 branches in Arkansas, 76 branches in Florida, five branches in Alabama and one branch in New York City.

Shares of the holding company (NASDAQ: HOMB) were trading above $18.65 in early afternoon trading Tuesday. The share price has ranged in the past 52 weeks between $24.56 and $15.35.

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