Simmons Bank has expanded Correspondent Banking Services and promoted Scott Heady of Kansas City, Missouri, director of correspondent banking.

“Heady will lead the expanded department, delivering services including credit and treasury management, to financial institutions throughout its seven-state footprint,” according to a news release.

Heady has worked for Simmons Bank since March 2017 as senior vice president of commercial banking.

“We are now in a position where we can partner with community banks to better serve their needs in this changing environment,” said Matt Reddin, Simmons Bank president of banking enterprise.

Before joining Simmons, Heady was senior vice president in the commercial banking division of UMB Bank, also in Kansas City, for nine years. Heady has more than 30 years of corporate middle market banking experience, including correspondent banking during the financial crisis.

Heady will relocate to Little Rock and mobilize a team to partner with community banks across Simmons’ footprint, according to the release.

“We could not be more pleased to have Scott assume this position,” Reddin said. “Scott’s outstanding track record of managing a significant and complex loan portfolio combined with his ability to develop consultative relationships make him an incredible asset to Simmons.”

Heady currently chairs the finance committee for Villa St. Francis, a nursing and memory support community. He is past chairman of the board and finance committees for Santa Marta, a continuing care retirement community sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. From 1989 to 1999 Heady was an adjunct faculty member at Park University teaching finance and economics.