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Governor Hutchinson Appoints David Leech of Stuttgart to State Banking Board

Feb 2nd, 2017

David Leech of Stuttgart, a retired retail grocer and member of the board of directors of McGehee Bank, has been appointed to the State Banking Board.  Leech’s appointment by Governor Asa Hutchinson was effective as of January 19, 2017, and his term on the board will run through December 31, 2021.

Leech is replacing board member Elizabeth Bowles, who served one term on the Banking Board after being appointed in 2012 by former Governor Mike Beebe.

Leech is past president of Mayflower Food Stores Inc. in Stuttgart and Ad Max LLC, Hammond, Louisiana, which is involved in retail advertising and distribution.  He has served as a director at McGehee Bank since 1986.

Leech graduated from Monticello High School in 1968 and the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1972.

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