Harold Perrin is returning to the banking sector after recently stepping down as the mayor of Jonesboro.
Perrin has been named senior vice president of business development for First Security Bank of Jonesboro. First Security Bank CEO and president Brad Edwards cited Perrin’s “extensive banking background” as a key element in the decision to add Perrin to the business development team.
Before taking office as mayor in 2009, Perrin held roles at Citizens Bank Jonesboro, First National Bank Batesville and served as president for both First State Bank in Newport and Mercantile Bank in Jonesboro. He also established Professional Management Consultants Inc. (PMCI).
Perrin served on the Jonesboro City Council for 14 years before running for mayor in 2008, a role he held for 12 years. In July 2020, Perrin announced that he would not be seeking a fourth term, citing ongoing health issues.
He stepped down as mayor on Dec. 31, 2020. Harold Copenhaver, a former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has taken office as the new mayor of Jonesboro.