SW Graduate School of Banking adds Arkansas Bank Commissioner to board of trustees

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The SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at SMU Cox has added three new trustees: F. Scott Dueser, chairman, president, and CEO of First Financial Bank, N.A.; William R. “Chip” Jenkins, CEO of The First State Bank; and Susannah Marshall, bank commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department.

“I’m proud to welcome our three newest trustees—all SWGSB alumni—who increase the breadth of knowledge, experience, and influence of our organization,” said SWGSB President and CEO William T. Chittenden, Ph.D. “The SW Graduate School of Banking at SMU Cox is known for providing exceptional educational experiences, and our board of trustees is key to our mission to be the nation’s leading graduate school of banking.”

The mission of the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at SMU Cox is to be an educational source for loan officers, bank directors, regulators, commercial lenders, operations officers, marketing officers, and management professionals.

Since 1957, SWGSB has been a nationally recognized leader in bank management education at the corporate level, serving financial services professionals with banking education, bank management training, and bank director training programs.

Susannah Marshall was appointed the 22nd Commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department in 2020 and reappointed to a second term in 2023. She served as deputy bank commissioner for 13 years.

Marshall additionally serves as Arkansas Securities Commissioner and serves on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s State Liaison Committee. She began her career as a commercial bank examiner in 1995.

Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas State University in 1994 and graduated from the SW Graduate School of Banking at SMU Cox in 2002.

Scott Dueser started his banking career in 1971 and joined First National Bank of Abilene in 1976. He is chairman, president, and CEO of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. and First Financial Bank N. A. Dueser has served as chairman of the Texas Bankers Association, president of the American Institute of Banking, and chairman of the International Financial Conference.

Chip Jenkins is a fourth-generation banker currently serving as CEO of The First State Bank (FSB) in Louise, Texas. Jenkins has more than 28 years of banking experience and has widely been recognized as an advocate of the industry, highlighted by his tenure as the 133rd Chairman of the Texas Bankers Association.