Veteran Saline County Banker Jeff Richardson is excited about the newest chapter in his career.

Richardson joined Simmons bank in early 2018 as a senior vice president and community banker in Saline County. Simmons recently promoted him to the community executive role where he will “oversee all banking functions for our Saline County market,” Richardson said.

“It’s very energizing to be part of a company that’s enjoying such unprecedented growth,” said Richardson, whose banking career spans nearly 25 years. “In the past five years, Simmons has grown from a bank holding company with approximately $3.2 billion in assets to an over $17 billion-asset company operating in eight states. That kind of momentum reflects a very passionate and high-performing team, one I’m excited to be a part of. 

“I’m also proud of our bank’s emphasis on dreaming big for our communities. Even as Simmons has grown, we’ve never lost touch with our community bank roots. This translates to a strong commitment to volunteerism, giving and partnerships with local nonprofits across our footprint. Ultimately, being a part of Simmons feels like being part of something more. “

Throughout his lengthy career, Richardson has had experience dealing with commercial, construction and consumer lending to treasury management and bank operations. Today, he has lofty goals for an already strong Saline County market.

“Simmons is known for our robust retail presence in Saline County, so a complementary goal is to develop a commercial presence here that’s just as strong,” said Richardson.

“Another goal involves strategic recruitment. Proactively adding talented, passionate bankers to our team deepens our roots in Saline County and helps us keep pace with our growth.”

Richardson encourages customers to visit one of the Simmons Saline County branches to learn more about the Money Market special for consumer and business customers.