Conway, AR — Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS:HOMB) (“Home” or “the Company”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank (“Centennial”), today announced the appointment of former Stonegate CEO, Dave Seleski, as a member of the Centennial Bank Board of Directors as well as the promotion of David Druey to Regional President in Florida.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dave join our Board of Directors and continue providing good direction on the former Stonegate loan portfolio in Florida,” said John W. Allison, Chairman.
“This was the plan all along,” said Seleski. “During the conversion from Stonegate, I facilitated the distribution of loans into the appropriate Centennial regions and that transition has gone better and faster than I anticipated. I thought it could take as many as three years, but due to the depth of experience Centennial has in Florida, the process is basically complete. I am very pleased with the combined team that is in place to move forward. I am honored and elated to be asked to serve on the Centennial Board.”
“Additionally, we are promoting David Druey to Regional President with responsibility for all of Florida, excluding North Florida,” added Allison. “Druey has been with the bank from the beginning and ran one of the most profitable regions in Arkansas. He has most recently served as Division President for Broward County for almost four years,” said Allison. “David is a proven successful operator within our company; with his day to day operations of the bank and Dave’s mentorship as a director, it creates an even stronger team for our Florida markets."
“The Stonegate integration was very smooth and we have found ourselves in an opportunity to move Dave into an integral position by joining the board and continuing to provide leadership in our Florida market,” said Tracy French, President and CEO of Centennial Bank. “David Druey has done an excellent job growing the Broward County market. Florida is an important market to HOMB and Centennial Bank. As a combined team we will continue to make great things happen in Florida.”
Home BancShares, Inc. is a bank holding company, headquartered in Conway, Arkansas. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank, provides a broad range of commercial and retail banking plus related financial services to businesses, real estate developers, investors, individuals and municipalities. Centennial Bank has branch locations in Arkansas, Florida, South Alabama and New York City. The Company’s common stock is traded through the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “HOMB.”
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