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June 11, 2024

First Community Bank has announced the members of the inaugural business board of directors for the financial institution’s Little Rock, Arkansas market.


“We are excited to bring together such a distinguished group of leaders to serve on our business board,” said Rene Julian, community president in Little Rock for First Community Bank. “Their diverse expertise and commitmentto the community will be invaluable as we continue to grow and serve our customers in the Little Rock market.”


The business board members for the organization’s Little Rock market include:


Mary Ann Campbell, known as “Dr. MAC,” is a committed consumer advocate, community leader, and money “edu-tainer.” She served as the presidentially appointed chair of the National Women’s Business Council, a founding member of the International Women’s Forum-Arkansas chapter, and chairof the advisory council for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Centers. Dr. MAC served on the Southwestern Bell Telephone five state small business advisory panel.  Money Magazine noted Mary Ann as one of America’s top 200 Certified Financial Planner® practitioners. She received national awards for her Money Magic ETV series on PBS and was the cover feature of the International Brotherhood of Magician’s Linking Ring for her innovative use of magic and money education. Dr. MAC taught personal finance at the University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Jon Kennon is the owner and president of iRealty Arkansas, which has five offices and 175 agents throughout Central Arkansas, selling over $2 billion inreal estate in the last nine years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. Kennon began his careerat Boyd Metals, where he worked for 12 years before managing iRealty Arkansas full-time in 2018. He is also a co-founder of JAMM Fabrication, E-StepsInvestors, SK Innovations, and Kennon Enterprises. He serves as treasurer on the board of directors for the Little Rock Realtors® Association and is active in the local chamber of commerce.


Steve Landers is a businessman and philanthropist from Benton, Arkansas, known for founding Arkansas’s largest chain of automotive dealerships. He is CEO of the Steve Landers Auto Group and has interests in McClarty Automotive. Landers is also involved in the horseracing community andhas been appointed to the Arkansas Racing Commission. He is active in charitable works through the Steve Landers Family Foundation and was a candidate for mayor of Little Rock in the 2022 election.


John R. Marshall is president of Coastal Partners, Inc., an energy consulting company founded in 1999 and located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The company primarily operates in the electric consulting sector. Marshall is also a board advisor and energy sector consultant, currently serving on the board of TPPG. He is a licensed professional engineer in Arkansas and serves on the dean’s advisory council emeritus and executive committee of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering. Marshall holds degrees from the University of Arkansas and Harvard Business School. His previous roles include vice president at Entergy, president of Duquesne Light Company, energy segment executive resourceat Oaktree Capital, and executive vice president of Utility Operations atKansas City Power & Light.


Brandon Tedder is the founder of Renaissance Homes and a prominent Arkansas home builder, specializing in developments in Hot Springs Village. He established the residential construction company in December 2002 after working as a supervisor for a large residential contractor. Tedder holds the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and is active in industry leadership,serving on the board of directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock (past president, 2012) and the Home Builders Association of Arkansas (past president, 2016). He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Ronald Wilkerson is the founder of Bridge 2 Success, a youth-oriented nonprofit established ten years ago in Little Rock. Bridge 2 Success provides free program services and operates during the summer and after school, focusing on communication skills, conflict resolution, and academic subjects. Wilkerson is also the pastor of Faith Temple Deliverance Church of God in Christ. The organization serves as a vital resource for young people in the community.


The bank’s Chenal lobby is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The drive-thru is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to the Chenal location, First Community Bank also has a branch located at 4900 Kavanaugh Boulevard. The lobby and drive-thru are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the drive-thru is open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. First Community Bank offers competitive loan and deposit products and an impressive array of online and electronic banking services. Some of these include mobile banking and deposits, online bill pay, online/mobile account opening and custom eAlerts.




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