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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.

Department Roster


Candace A. Franks – Bank Commissioner

John W. Ahlen, IV – Deputy Bank Commissioner

Susannah Marshall – Deputy Bank Commissioner

H. Wilks Marshall – Asst. Deputy Bank Commissioner

Robert M. Henry – Asst. Deputy Bank Commissioner

Baker L. Moseley – Asst. Deputy Bank Commissioner

Dharmin H. Patel – Asst. Deputy Bank Commissioner

Richard D. Buzbee – Bank Certified Exam Manger (Training)

Gary W. Bush – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Little Rock)

John K. Householder – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Jonesboro)

Kenneth H. Leavell – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Northwest Arkansas)

Jeffrey A. Cameron – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Information Systems)

Stacey D. Leder – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Trust)

John W. Ashby – Bank Certified Exam Manager (Financial Analysis)

Kevin C. Mosley – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Gregg Qualls – Certified Bank Senior Examiner 

Frank A. Fields – Bank IT Administrator

Mitch L. Vire – System Specialist

Gregory F. Langley – System Specialist

Jessica Wallace – Chief Fiscal Officer

Vicki A. Wise – Payroll Services Coordinator

Devan E. May – Procurement Coordinator

Cynthia L. Nixon – Executive Assistant to the Director

Antwanette C. Pettigrew-House – Research Project Analyst

Sharon K. Hacker – Administrative Analyst

Lisa F. Smith – Research Project Analyst

Chance Brown – Administrative Analyst


Thomas L. Cook – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Jerry C. Corrothers – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

W. Kent Darr – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Chris K. Davis – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Christopher A. Dillon – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Donna J. Dodge – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

W. Nathan Elliot – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Jim E. Homan – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Roy D. Jackson  – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Scott M. Lambert – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Andrew D. McCormick – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Jordan A. Patterson – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Raychel Malone Pendergist – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Shaun G. Perkins – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Jacklyn G. Powell – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Matthew A. Rose – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Mark G. Rye – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Kelly M. Shewmaker – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Daniel E. Sims – Certified Bank Senior Examiner

Luke B. Webre – Certified Bank Senior Examiner


Darren G. Barry – Commissioned Senior Examiner


Adam W. Chase – Bank Senior Examiner

Kelly R. Davis – Bank Senior Examiner

Joel T. Futrell – Bank Senior Examiner

Wesley H. Mathis – Bank Senior Examiner

William R. Milum – Bank Senior Examiner

Wynne M. Morgan – Bank Senior Examiner

Ashish V. Patel – Bank Senior Examiner

Daniel B. Park – Bank Senior Examiner

Seth D. Parsley – Bank Senior Examiner

J. D. Sonnier – Bank Senior Examiner

William (Bill) A. Whitmore - Bank Senior Examiner


M. Lance Black – Bank Junior Examiner

Elliot R. Hartle – Bank Junior Examiner

Derek G. Harvey – Bank Junior Examiner

Richard T. Puloma – Bank Junior Examiner


J. B. Maus – Bank Assistant Examiner


Dallas Gipson – Bank Examiner Trainee

Aaron Lockwood – Bank Examiner Trainee

Katie Potter – Bank Examiner Trainee

Peyton Tillman – Bank Examiner Trainee

Kendal Williams – Bank Examiner Trainee

The Great Seal of Arkansas

The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 75 banks hold assets of over $123.0 billion as of June 30, 2020. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.

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