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Simmons Bank Taps Bellingrath and Pittillo to Lead Community Markets - December 15, 2021

(Pine Bluff, Ark.) – Simmons Bank (Simmons) announced today the promotion of Duncan Bellingrath to Hot Springs Community President and Chad Pittillo to Pine Bluff Community President. Bellingrath and Pittillo will oversee operations for the Hot Springs and Pine Bluff markets, respectively.

“We are proud to promote Duncan and Chad into leadership roles in each of these markets,” said Daniel Robinson, regional community president for Simmons Bank. “Their experience and community-banking mindset makes them a natural fit to lead our associates in Pine Bluff and Hot Springs as we aim to provide the best in customer service and pursue continuous growth.”

Since joining Simmons as a community banker in 2017, Bellingrath has assisted the financial needs of numerous clients throughout southeast and central Arkansas. Bellingrath is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a 2018 alumnus of Leadership Pine Bluff. In 2021, Bellingrath was selected as the vice president of the Arkansas Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Council and served as secretary and treasurer for the organization in 2020. Bellingrath also serves as a member of the Arkansas Financial Education Commission and is a member of the Arkansas State Chamber Leadership Class XVI.

“Chad and Duncan have a palpable passion for providing financial solutions to our customers,” said Chris White, executive vice president and community division president. “Their leadership builds on our success and strengthens our regional efforts in Arkansas.”  

Pittillo has more than 25 years of banking and finance experience and joined Simmons Bank in 2000. A native of White Hall, he is a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a graduate of the Omega & Risk Management Banking School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pittillo has served a variety of community organizations including the White Hall and Pine Bluff Chambers of Commerce, The United Way of Southeast Arkansas, Junior Achievement, South Arkansas Livestock Association, The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County and The White Hall Military Affairs Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership White Hall and Leadership Pine Bluff and served as chairman of the stewardship committee for the First Baptist Church in White Hall.


About Simmons Bank

Simmons Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC), a Mid-South based financial holding company. Simmons Bank operates over 200 branches in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Founded in 1903, Simmons Bank offers comprehensive financial solutions delivered with a client-centric approach. Simmons Bank was 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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