Summit Bank is now offering financial services to the Conway community. 

The new Conway region is under the leadership of Derrek Thomason, Ben Tiner, Debbie Townsend, Jackie Bennett, Rhonda Davis, Barbara Matchett and David Cleary.   

The Conway Region will be headquartered at 201 Skyline Drive, Suite 3B in Conway. The Conway office is expected to open in early September.  

"Expanding our footprint to Conway is an important step in the continued growth and evolution of our company," said Ross Whipple, chairman and CEO of Summit Bank. "We are thrilled to add several experienced bankers with firsthand knowledge of the Conway community to our Summit Bank team. Their extensive experience in the financial services industry along with their commitment to our customers and the community will allow us to deliver superior value to our customers."  

The Conway region of Summit Bank will be lead by Thomason, a career banker, has over 20 years of financial experience. For the past several years, Thomason has been responsible for growing both loan and deposit portfolios for another financial institution. Heavily involved in his community, Thomason is a past board member for the United Way of Faulkner County, Junior Achievement of Faulkner County and Boys and Girls Club of Faulkner County.  

Thomason brings with him a team of experienced local bankers including: Ben Tiner as senior vice president and senior lender, Debbie Townsend as vice president and lending officer, Jackie Bennett as vice president and lending officer, Rhonda Davis as loan production Officer, Barbara Matchett as a business development officer, David Cleary as Branch Manager and Brynn Comeau and Kristen Langley as Customer service pepresentatives. This team of bankers combines to have more than 50 years of banking experience and is committed to the Conway community. 

"While Summit Bank may be new to Conway, they have a strong history in Central and South Arkansas and are considered one of the strongest community banks in the state," Thomason said. "Leading the charge for Summit Bank’s expansion in Conway will be a great opportunity not only for us, but for many Summit Bank customers. Helping our customers reach their short and long term financial goals is our top priority."

Summit Bank is a $1.1 billion asset financial institution serving Central and South Arkansas. Based in Arkadelphia, Summit Bank has 21 locations in Arkadelphia, Benton, Bryant, Conway, Hope, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, Magnolia and Malvern. 

With one of the state’s strongest financial teams, Summit Bank is proud to serve as a community bank dedicated to conservative financial principles, focused on providing superior customer service, and committed to serving Arkansas with financial resources that help communities grow.