John W. Allison, Home Bancshares’ Chairman of the Board, recently announced two corporate level promotions for employees Donna Townsell and Eric King.

"These two individuals have proven to be key team players within the bank’s operations," Allison said. "I contribute much success for our Build-A-Better-Bank (B3) campaign to Donna’s efforts, and she has shown great leadership, professionalism and attention to detail. Eric has proven to be an outstanding ambassador for the bank, and goes above and beyond to serve its entities. His efforts have been exceptional in leading the Marketing team."

Donna Townsell was promoted to the position of vice president of corporate efficiencies, which will cover all bank locations throughout the Alabama Gulf Coast, Arkansas and Florida. Each operating arm of the bank will be monitored by Townsell for all sources of revenue, expenses and daily processes to maintain a maximum level of corporate efficiency. No stranger to the banking world, Townsell has served as project manager for Centennial Bank for the past five years. A graduate of Conway High School, Townsell also received a marketing degree from the University of Central Arkansas.

Townsell is active with the Conway Public Schools Foundation and the American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas. She is also a graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute and serves on the Children’s Council at the First United Methodist Church of Conway.

Along with her husband, Tab, and their daughter, Riley, 6, Townsell resides in Conway.

Eric King was promoted to marketing manager, AVP, encompassing bank-wide marketing efforts for over 100 locations. King joined the bank in 2007 as a lending officer before assuming the role of public relations officer in 2009. King holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Baptist College. He is also the graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute, as well as several commercial and basic lending schools. King has received additional training in bank security and public relations.

King currently serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County, as well as the Petit Jean Razorback Foundation. He is also an active member of the Sales & Marketing Professional Association of Arkansas (SMEI) and the Public Relations Society of America.

King and his wife Sarah, as well as daughters Chloe, 6, and Kallee, 16, reside in Conway.