Farmers & Merchants Bank appoints three community bank presidents

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The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bank and The Bank of Fayetteville announced Thursday (Feb. 9) the promotion of three employees to the role of community president, where they will oversee retail and lending operations in growing markets across the state.

“A hallmark of a successful organization is recognizing leadership in employees and consistently working to provide opportunities to enhance those skills within communities served”, said EVP Chief Revenue Officer Greg Connell. “Kyle, Marlin and Tyler are dedicated, customer-first professionals and respected for their integrity, diligence, and tenacity. They are true assets to the Farmers and Merchants Bank family and their communities.”

Kyle Pattillo is the community president for Farmers and Merchants Bank’s Northwest Arkansas market and will oversee operations in Bentonville and Rogers. With more than 20 years of experience in the Northwest Arkansas real estate market as a lender, broker and appraiser, Pattillo specializes in commercial real estate, development and construction loans.

Marlin Boyle will lead operations as community president for Morrilton and Perryville in Farmers and Merchants Bank’s Western market and specializes in commercial lending. He is a graduate of Morrilton High School and Arkansas Tech University, where he earned a bachelor of science in business. He is also an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado. Boyle joined the Farmers and Merchants Bank team in 2008. Before starting a career in the financial industry, Boyle spent 20 years working in the medical administration field.

Tyler Cox has been named the Prairie County community president for the bank’s Southeast Arkansas market, where he also focuses on commercial, agriculture and mortgage lending. Cox, a Des Arc native, earned a bachelor’s in agricultural business from Arkansas State University and is an alumnus of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking from Southern Methodist University.