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Simmons Bank Names New Division and Central Arkansas Market Presidents - May 11, 2021

Little Rock, Ark. – Simmons Bank has promoted Paul Lowe as the metro division president for Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville. In this role, Lowe will oversee and drive a client-focused delivery of Simmons’ full suite of banking products.

“Paul experienced great success leading and growing the central Arkansas division into the top performing division for Simmons Bank,” said Chad Rawls, Simmons Bank chief metro bank officer. “We are excited to have Paul take the helm of our Arkansas and Tennessee metro markets to deepen our existing relationships and pursue growth.” 

With 20 years of experience in corporate and real estate banking at various institutions, Lowe previously led Simmons Bank’s Central Arkansas Division as market president. Prior to joining the Simmons Bank team in 2019, Lowe served as executive vice president and president of Corporate Banking at Bear State Bank, driving corporate strategy and middle market sales.

Lowe is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and has served as an advisory board member for the Hickingbotham School of Business for more than 15 years. Lowe is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and an alumnus of the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXIII.

Succeeding Lowe, David Stogsdill has been promoted as the Central Arkansas market president and will lead market strategy, community affairs and guide retail and business line partnerships. Stogsdill most recently served as the senior vice president of corporate banking for Regions Bank before joining Simmons Bank in 2018. He transitioned into banking in 2007 with Regions Bank where he was recognized as the William H Bowen Commercial Banking Salesperson of the Year and Chairman’s Club winner. 

“Over the last three years, David has worked closely with associates and our customers to deepen our relationships in the business sector,” said Lowe “We look forward to David taking the lead as we continue to grow in the Central Arkansas market.”

A graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and an alumnus of the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXIII, Stogsdill serves as a board member for Heart of Arkansas United Way and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership. He is a past board member for the Central Arkansas RMA and the Centers for Youth and Families’ Young Professionals Board.


About Simmons Bank

Simmons Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC), a Mid-South based financial holding company with $23.3 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021. Simmons Bank operates 198 branches, including 68 in Arkansas, 48 in Missouri, 33 in Tennessee, 23 in Texas, 20 in Oklahoma and 6 in Kansas. Founded in 1903, Simmons Bank offers comprehensive financial solutions delivered with a client-centric approach. Simmons Bank was recently named to Forbes magazine’s list of “World’s Best Banks” for the second consecutive year and ranked among the top 30 banks in Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Banks” for 2021. Additional information about Simmons Bank can be found on our website at, by following @Simmons_Bank on Twitter or by visiting our newsroom.


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