First Security Bank
Reynie Rutledge is the chairman of First Security, a financial services holding company headquartered in Searcy. With over 40 years of experience in banking, Rutledge has been involved with all aspects of finance and management while leading First Security to become the fifth largest bank holding company based in Arkansas, with over $8.5 billion in assets and 79 locations throughout the state.
A true Arkansan, Rutledge’s rural Arkansas upbringing in the small town of Smackover and education at the University of Arkansas turned into a lifelong commitment to the growth of his home state and his beloved Razorbacks. Reynie and his wife, Ann, their three sons John, Adam and Nathan, and their 10 grandchildren, all call Arkansas home.
The C-Suite: That place where most of us strive to be when we launch a career. Referring to the cluster of top-level executive positions within most companies — chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO) — the C-Suite entails hard work, high stress and long hours. But the rewards can be substantial.
AMP asked readers to tell us who their favorite C-Suite executives were. Their titles may not precisely reflect “CEO” or any of the others, but their roles do. This isn’t a “best of” or a “top executives” list; but it’s a way to recognize many of those business executives in Arkansas whose hard work makes The Natural State a great place to live and work.
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