Home BancShares, Inc. has named J. Pat Hickman, former Chairman of Happy Bancshares, Inc. of Texas to its board of directors. Conway-based Home BancShares, parent company of Centennial Bank, recently acquired Happy Bancshares.
“Pat Hickman founded an excellent, quality community bank in Happy State Bank,” said Home BancShares Chairman John Allison. “Pat is well-known and respected both in Texas and throughout the United States. Pat has over forty-five years of banking experience as well as an amazing following. As a result of the Happy Bank acquisition, the board of HOMB voted to name Pat as a Director, and I look forward to his contribution to the Home BancShares Board.”
“I am most excited to be joining the Home BancShares Board of Directors. Home is recognized as one of the elite banking companies in the United States,” said Hickman. “It’s an honor for me to assist in ushering this great bank into the great state of Texas, and I am happy to be part of the Home team.”
Hickman has been a board member and chair of several community and banking groups over the years including his service as past-chair of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and the Texas Banking Commissioner’s Council.