Home BancShares Inc. in Conway has named Davy Carter executive vice president. Carter formerly served as division president for Centennial Bank in Cabot and he remains a member of the Centennial Bank Board in Cabot. He will report to Randy Sims, CEO of Home BancShares.


“We are extremely pleased that Davy is returning to our corporate family. It is a unique and exciting opportunity to have someone with his experience and knowledge join our leadership team.” said Sims. 



Carter is the current speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he is serving his third term.



“This is a great opportunity and I’m excited to be back with the Centennial Bank and Home BancShares family. I look forward to being a part of this outstanding corporation and its executive leadership team,” said Carter.



Carter is a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a bachelor’s degree in finance. In addition, he holds a juris doctor with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law and is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 



 “Davy brings more than a decade of financial experience to Home BancShares, including his years with Centennial Bank. His outstanding leadership skills and strong community ties will help further build upon our reputation for strength and service,” said John W. Allison, chairman of Home BancShares.

Carter and his wife Cara reside in Cabot with their three children Jackson, John David and Anna Claire.