December 27, 2016
Equity Bank Names Richardson President of Harrison, Arkansas Market
Equity Bank announces the hiring of Tommy Richardson as President of the community bank’s Harrison, Arkansas market, including its two Equity Bank locations at 200 East Ridge and 1304 Highway 62/65 N.
Richardson will lead Equity Bank’s two Harrison, Arkansas branch locations, and will oversee commercial lending, ag lending, personnel and market strategy in Boone County and the surrounding Harrison region. David Morton will continue to serve Equity Bank in business and community development in Harrison and surrounding areas.
“We’re very fortunate to add a dedicated community banker like Tommy to our team in Harrison. His background in finance, accounting, and community banking help make him a great fit for Equity Bank,” said Ann Main, market leader of Equity Bank’s five Arkansas markets. “He has been a fixture in our community for many years and will be a great resource for our team members locally and customers throughout Harrison. We are excited for Tommy’s leadership in Harrison, and he truly will help Equity Bank continue to put community first.”
Richardson has a long background in community banking, including nearly 30 years in various executive management roles for First Federal Bank in Harrison, including President from 2006 until 2011. Richardson has been an Arkansas-licensed CPA for more than 30 years, and worked in accounting during his short time away from community banking, recently as Chief Financial Officer for the Ben Eddings Auto Group.
Richardson is a native of Harrison and has been involved with the community throughout his career, including leadership roles with the Kiwanis Club, American Legion, Goblin Booster Club, and the Arkansas League of Savings Institutions. He is an alumnus of the University of Arkansas.
Richardson will officially join Equity Bank on January 5, 2017, and will be based in the bank’s main Harrison location at 200 E. Ridge.