Simmons Bank announces several promotions as well as two new hires, according to a news release.
Matt Reddin — Reddin, who most recently served as Simmons Bank’s president of banking enterprise, has been named executive vice president and chief banking officer. The promotion, which places Reddin at the helm of nearly all of the bank’s revenue-generating business units, caps 18 years of industry experience and nearly five years at Simmons, according to the release.
“Matt’s natural leadership and penchant for creative solutions have strongly complemented Simmons’ growth trajectory,” said Marty Casteel, Simmons Bank chairman and chief executive officer. “We’re confident that his skills will be leveraged to even greater effect with this enhanced role.”
A 2009 Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree and graduate of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Little Rock program, Reddin serves as an advisory board member for Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business. He previously served as a board member for the Arkansas Arts Center, Bethany Christian Services and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Committee for the Future.
Paul Lowe — Lowe has joined the bank as central Arkansas market president. He is stepping into a role vacated by Chris White, who was recently promoted to Arkansas regional community president.
“In this position, Lowe will oversee Simmons’ highest-ranking market by branch locations, working with customers and associates to drive a client-focused delivery of Simmons’ full suite of banking products,” according to the release.
Lowe joins Simmons from Arvest Bank, where he was executive director of corporate and commercial banking. Previously, Lowe was Bear State Bank’s corporate banking division president.
A Ouachita Baptist University alumnus and member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, class XXIII, Lowe is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He serves as an advisory board member for the Hickingbotham School of Business.
Lisa Montejo Chrzanowski — As Simmons’ director of commercial and industrial (C&I) banking, Chrzanowski will spearhead Simmons’ C&I loan banking strategy, focusing on expanding options for Simmons’ business and commercial clients.
Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience, Chrzanowski joins Simmons from Bank of America, where she most recently served as senior credit products officer and senior vice president.
Chrzanowski is a graduate of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Little Rock, class XXVII.
Chris White — White is the Arkansas regional community president.White, who has seen Simmons grow from $2.4 billion in assets to its current size of $17.9 billion since joining the bank in 2004, has been promoted to this position.
Prior to this promotion, White served in a variety of roles across Simmons’ home state, most recently as central Arkansas community president. In this role, he oversaw and developed Simmons’ presence in the Little Rock area. White will now leads Simmons’ 11 Arkansas community presidents as these local leaders focus on strategy, business development, and loan and deposit growth, according to the release.
A recipient of Arkansas Business’ 40 Under 40 award, White is a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville, Leadership Hot Springs, Leadership Greater Little Rock and Leadership Arkansas. He serves on numerous boards, including the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the American Red Cross of Central Arkansas.