Simmons First National Bank recently announced two promotions, according to J. Thomas May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Simmons First National Bank recently announced two promotions, according to J. Thomas May, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

W. Todd Carter, an IT project manager and technology specialist for the IT Group, has been promoted to assistant vice president.

Misti A. Smykla, Consumer Banking Sales and Classic Club director, was promoted to consumer banking officer.

Carter has six years of experience with Simmons First and more than 20 years of experience as a systems/applications programmer, computer operator, senior systems engineer and IT manager.

Carter was previously a baseball and basketball coach for girls and boys K-7th grade and served as secretary and treasurer of the East End Sports Association.

Smykla is a graduate from the University of Arkansas and holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business. She joined Simmons First in February 2000 working for Simmons First Investor Services prior to joining the Consumer Banking Group.

Smykla is a graduate of the Leadership of Pine Bluff and is involved with the Junior League of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County Tennis Patrons Association and Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association.