|Member||Ms. Carole J. Smith|
|Title||Senior Vice President|
Carole Smith is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Simmons Bank, responsible for managing a $50 million loan portfolio. She has over 30 years of experience in finance, half of which are in banks and managing multi-million loan portfolios. Carole graduated from the Marketing program with Honor’s and recognized as Dean’s List at U of A Fayetteville. She went on to continue her education with a Masters in Business and another Masters in Banking at U of A Fayetteville and Southern Methodist University, respectively. A favorite achievement during the course of her employment was creating a ‘Woman of Distinction’ program for a large Arkansas bank to highlight the accomplishments of female community leaders.
A member of Women and Children First and Chairman of the annual Gala, Carole was selected by Soiree Magazine as one of “26 Power Women” for the year 2008. This honor is one of the many bestowed since she was first recognized as Arkansas Outstanding Young Career Woman of 1977. After 26 years of service to the program, Carole was recently selected as a lifetime Member Emeritus to the Board of Trustees for Leadership Greater Little Rock.