BATON ROUGE, La., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. announces the promotion of Jay Wisener to the position of President, FNBB Arkansas Region. Mr. Wisener assumes the position of President, Arkansas Region on August 1, 2017 following the July 31 retirement of current president Jim Franks.
“We are excited to have Jay Wisener serve as president of our Arkansas region. Jay has the leadership qualities and experience to lead our Arkansas office. His understanding of our banker’s bank model and the relationships he has formed with the bankers in Arkansas provides for a smooth management transition for our organization and our customers,” said Joe Quinlan, Chairman of FNBB, Inc.
Mr. Wisener has served as Sr. Vice President, responsible for Lending in the state of Arkansas for the past 5 years. Prior to joining First National Bankers Bank, Mr. Wiesner was with Arkansas Capital Corporation Group for seventeen years where he served as Executive Vice President.
Mr. Wisener holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 2000, Jay graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Jay was also a member of the fifth class of the Executive MBA program and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Mr. Franks joined the organization in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He was elected president of FNBB Arkansas Region on April 1, 2012.
First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. is a holding company with four subsidiaries serving the correspondent banking needs of community financial institutions across the southeastern United States. First National Bankers Bank, chartered in 1983, is a $937 million dollar bank with offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Birmingham, Alabama, Little Rock Arkansas, Ridgeland, Mississippi, Lake Mary, Florida, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Marietta, Georgia and a total of 187 employees.