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Simmons Bank Taps Chuck Newell as Community Division President for Tennessee - May 11, 2021

Jackson, Tenn. – Simmons Bank announced the promotion of Chuck Newell to community division president for Tennessee. In his new role, Newell will be responsible for managing community revenue lines and stewarding customer relationships and growth among one of Simmons Bank’s most rapidly growing markets. Newell reports to Freddie Black, chief community banking officer for Simmons Bank.

Before joining Simmons Bank as community president in 2018, Newell held leadership roles at Tennessee financial institutions including First Horizon Corporation and First Tennessee Bank. “With more than 40 years of experience, Chuck has a proven track record and a genuine passion for our customers and associates,” said Black. “We welcome his leadership as we expand our customer base throughout the state.”  

As an alumnus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, Newell received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and graduated with honors. He graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Commercial Lending in Norman, Oklahoma.

He currently serves as a member of the Government Relations Committee and as a member of the Financial Products and Services, Inc. board of directors with the Tennessee Bankers Association.


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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