Signature Bank expands into Northeast Arkansas

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Fayetteville-based Signature Bank of Arkansas has opened a branch in Jonesboro. An initial location has been established on East Jackson Street in downtown Jonesboro to serve the Northeast Arkansas market.

“We recognize Jonesboro as a growing market in Arkansas in need of a bank dedicated to real community banking and leadership in the small business arena,” said COO Brant Ward. “Our growth model is centered around empowering local market leadership to make the day-to-day decisions that impact their community. Local decision making doesn’t mean calling into a corporate headquarters for approval on every question that arises. Our Jonesboro bankers know the unique needs of Northeast Arkansas business owners, and we’re eager as an organization to support them as they meet local needs.”

Signature’s expansion effort is led by Market President Ryan Moore. He came to Signature with 15 years of banking experience, which includes some in Northeast Arkansas.

“We are excited to bring Signature Bank of Arkansas to Jonesboro,” said Moore. “Jonesboro is a perfectly sized community for Signature’s blended model of ‘old-school’ personal banking and modern technology.”

Moore’s staff includes Taylor Galloway as bank manager; Felicia Moore as assistant bank manager; Kristyn Palsgrove as retail banker; Tamara Jansen as senior vice president for lending; and Amee Tribble as loan coordinator. Moore has also hired Amy Wills to manage business development for the market.