UA Little Rock MBA graduate Jay Wisener promoted to bank regional president

UA Little Rock College of Business

A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Master of Business Administration program has been promoted to a key leadership position with a $937 million banking organization.

First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc., holding company of First National Bankers Bank, announced Jay Wisener is the new president of the organization’s Arkansas region, effective Aug. 1.

Jay Wisener
Jay Wisener
“Jay has the leadership qualities and experience to lead our Arkansas office,” company Chairman Joe Quinlan said in a July 31 news release. “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.”

For the past five years, Wisener was a senior vice president, responsible for the company’s lending in Arkansas. He previously served as executive vice president of Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, where he worked for 17 years.

In addition to earning an MBA at the UA Little Rock College of Business, Wisener holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and he’s a graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado.

First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries that serve the needs of financial institutions across the southeastern United States. First National Bankers Bank has offices in Little Rock; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Birmingham, Alabama; Ridgeland, Mississippi; Lake Mary, Florida; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Marietta, Georgia.

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