Chad Hudson named FNBC president

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Chad Hudson has been promoted to president at FNBC Bank becoming the bank’s fourth president during the last 50 years.

Hudson has been with Ash Flat-based FNBC since 2011, serving in numerous roles such as community president for Mountain Home, executive vice president, chief lending officer, and regional president. He has been with the bank over the past decade, while the bank has doubled its asset size and expanded its footprint into new growth markets such as Jonesboro and West Plains.

As president, Hudson will oversee the bank’s daily operations with direct oversight over innovation and technology, human resources, marketing and operations.

“FNBC has a strong legacy of leadership, and I am honored to serve as its next President,” said Hudson. “In my career, I’ve worked with very strong leaders but none more impactful than Martin Carpenter and Marty Sellars. They’ve modeled impeccable work ethics and have shown true leadership through challenges and opportunities. It’s truly an honor to be selected for this incredible opportunity to continue to lead and build FNBC into the future and to serve with such a strong management team and talented group of community bankers.”

Hudson succeeds Marty Sellars, who will continue to serve as chief executive officer and on the board of directors. Sellars, a 40-year employee of FNBC, served as president since 2003 and has been CEO since 2016.

“It has been a privilege to serve as the president of FNBC for the past 20 years,” said Sellars. “In that time, our organization has been resilient and seen tremendous growth and achievement. I have been fortunate to be part of building a strong executive and senior leadership team who I am confident, under Chad’s leadership, will take FNBC to even greater success in the future.”

Hudson, who served as regional president and chief lending officer, is succeeded by Trent Brown, who is now executive vice president and chief lending officer. Brown will continue to serve as community president for the Jonesboro market, a position he’s held since early 2023.

Brown brings more than 20 years of banking experience to his role. He is now a member of the bank’s executive management team and is responsible for continued oversight of strategic growth and management of the loan portfolio.

“Trent joined us in early 2022 and we quickly recognized his strengths and the elevated level of leadership he brings to our organization,” said Hudson. “I am confident he will continue to lead loan portfolio and market share growth across our footprint.”