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Kent Eastman Joins Simmons Bank As EVP, Texas President

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Kent Eastman recently joined Simmons Bank as EVP, Texas President. In this role, Eastman will be responsible for growing and leading Simmons’ Texas market expansion. Simmons has a significant presence in Texas and plans to continue to expand across the state.

Prior to joining Simmons Bank, Eastman spent over 25 years with Capital One Bank and its predecessor, Hibernia National Bank, most recently as Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, where he managed a group of commercial bankers with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Beaumont.


“Chartwell Partners is pleased to have served as the executive search firm for this engagement,” said Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice. “Kent brings proven growth leadership to Simmons and will take the bank to new heights.”


About Simmons Bank

Simmons Bank was founded in 1903 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with the first day’s deposits of $3,338.22. Today, Simmons has approximately $21.4 billion in total assets with more than 2,800 associates across seven states. But still, we take pride in being a community bank that just happens to have the strength of one of the premier banks in the region. By investing in our friends and neighbors, Simmons Bank empowers local leadership to make decisions at the local level. For more than 100 years, we’ve worked hard to help make our customers’ dreams come true – dreams like buying a home, starting a business or simply having the ability to manage your money safely and securely, anywhere you happen to be.

About Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners is a national, retained search firm founded in 2005 specializing in executive and board of director leadership recruitment. Partner Scott Petty and his team pride themselves on being one of the best executive search firm recruiting teams in the nation. They are regularly called upon by clients in the Commercial Banking, Community Banking and Real Estate Sectors to recruit C-Suite and other senior executives. Although national in scope, Chartwell Partners takes pride in offering a more highly engaged, personal experience for both clients and candidates throughout the executive recruitment process.