Armor Bank makes key hires in Jonesboro market

by George Jared (gjared@talkbusiness.net) 384 views 

Armor Bank has entered the Jonesboro market by hiring Brock Fletcher as market president and Bryan Wagner as senior vice president of commercial lending and business development. Fletcher and Wagner will office out of the bank’s recently opened location in Jonesboro located at 1814 Executive Square.

“Armor Bank is fortunate to have Brock Fletcher and Bryan Wagner join our talented team of client-focused bankers,” said Armor Bank CEO Chad May. “Their combined experience in banking and in the Jonesboro market will be instrumental in the growth of our franchise. Armor Bank is focused on delivering a great client experience, and I am confident that these two will deliver excellence to their client base.”

Fletcher, a Lake City native and Arkansas State University graduate, joins Armor with 18 years of banking experience in areas including operations, management, and lending. Prior to joining Armor, Fletcher served in Jonesboro as vice president of commercial lending. He is currently a student at the LSU Graduate School of Banking and is also a graduate of Leadership Jonesboro class of 2009.

Wagner, a Blytheville native, brings 12 years of banking experience to Armor, most recently serving as a vice president of agricultural and commercial lending. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Wagner has experience as a small business owner as well as previously working in the ag business sector in Northeast Arkansas. Wagner has served on the St. Bernard’s Advocate Board for over 20 years as well as serving on the FCA Golf Committee in Jonesboro.

The new hires build upon the bank’s growing presence in Northeast Arkansas.

Armor Bank is a full-service community bank with $90.5 million dollars in assets as of March 31, 2019. Big Creek Bancshares is the bank’s holding company.

In December of 2016, Big Creek acquired the 98-year-old Forrest City Bank and subsequently rebranded it to Armor Bank.

On July 2, 2019, Big Creek Bancshares completed the purchase of Tyronza Bancshares. Tyronza Bancshares is the holding company of First Delta Bank which is based out of Marked Tree and has additional locations in Trumann and Tyronza.

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