The Arkansas Bankers Association is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Lorrie Trogden as the organization’s President and Chief Executive
Officer, effective October 16, 2018. Trogden succeeds William R. “Bill” Holmes, who served as the President and CEO of the Association since 2012. She marks the ninth CEO of the organization, and the first woman to fill the role.
A native Arkansan, Trogden was previously serving as the Associate Executive Director & Director of Government Relations at the Arkansas Bar Association. She has also spent time at Alltel, Stocks Mortgage Incorporated, and Acxiom.
“We are proud to have Lorrie on our team,” said Cathy Owen, Chairman of the Association. “She brings a great deal of enthusiasm to the table, as well as marked experience in government relations and advocacy. We look forward to her leadership as the Association continues to support banks and bankers throughout the state.”
Trogden is a Certified Association Executive and holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas, and a master’s degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is active in the Arkansas Society of Association Executives and has a longstanding history of service to the central Arkansas community.
Bill Holmes spent more than 40 years in the banking industry. Prior to joining the ABA in 2003, he worked in investment banking, and in the trust and wealth management divisions of Stephens Inc., Twin City Bank, Mercantile Bank, and Metropolitan National Bank.
The Arkansas Bankers Association was established in 1891. It is the state’s largest and oldest banking industry organization and represents banks, bank holding companies, and savings & loans in Arkansas.
The ABA provides a variety of member services, including educational programs, products and services, publications and a comprehensive government relations program.