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Simmons in Ark. hires banker to work on its CRA plan

Simmons First National in Pine Bluff, Ark., has hired an executive to oversee the delivery of its Community Reinvestment Act plan. 

The $27.2 billion-asset company said in a press release Friday that Maurice Butler was named director of community development. 

Butler will also be responsible for developing products and solutions designed to support the needs of low- and moderate-income communities. 

Butler “has a wealth of experience in the banking industry,” Joe DiNicolantonio, head of consumer and business banking, said in the release. 

“His connections to the region, paired with his track record, make him an exciting addition to the Simmons’ team,” DeNicolantonio added.

Butler joined Simmons from First Horizon.

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