Our Family

The bankers that founded First State Bank knew that if it created an organization where great people wanted to work, a great product would ensue and customers would follow. Meet our team!

Senior Management

Charles H. Blanchard Chairman of the Board of Directors / CEO
Chip Blanchard President / COO
Toni B. Laws Executive Vice President / Retail / Sales & Marketing
Barton Allen Executive Vice President/ Chief Lending Officer
Jennifer Samuels Sr. Vice President Mortgage Loans
Barbara Cole Sr. Vice President / Credit Risk Administrator
Ragena Moore Sr. Vice President / Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Nicholson Sr. Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Donna Harpenau Sr. Vice President / Internal Auditor

Officers

Christie Turner Sr. Vice President / Commercial Lending / Northwest Arkansas
Jeff Small Sr. Vice President / Commercial Lending
Cody Black Sr. Vice President / Commercial Lending
Nick Horner Sr. Vice President / Commercial Lending
Matt Fleming Vice President / Commercial Loans
Kay Rye Vice President / Loan Administration Manager
Alyssa Carter Vice President / Loan Compliance Officer
Sandy Noles Assistant Vice President / Main Office Retail Manager
Brooke Taylor Assistant Vice President / Human Resource / Investments
Steve George Assistant Vice President / Security & Technology Officer
Jessica Robinson Assistant Vice President / Data Center Manager
Jennifer Jackson Branch Manager West Main Office
Ashley Weaver Branch Manager University Office
Andrea Pitts Branch Manager Downtown Office
Robin Smith Branch Manager Ola Office
Michelle Whitlock Loan Operations Manager
Branden Turner Consumer Loan Officer

Directors

Charles H. Blanchard - Chairman James Biggers
Johnny Morgan Max Mathis
C. Tim White Mike Miller
Chip Blanchard Phil Wright
Terry Freeman Patricia Barker