Next Generation Steps Into Leadership Roles at Community Bank

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HUNTSVILLE, ARK. – A leadership transition that took place at the end of 2020 showcases the commitment of Today’s Bank to being a strong, stable, and secure institution. 

The promotions of four current team members to top leadership positions highlight the culture of the bank, according to Larry Olson, the retiring President/CEO. Through the appointment of the experienced bankers, Olson is confident that the stability, strength, and security of the bank is assured. 

“At Today’s Bank, commitment to our customers by providing a strong, stable and secure banking experience has been our promise since we opened our doors almost thirty years ago,” said Olson. Hiring talented people, providing relevant training, and developing their skills ensures the bank will continue to fulfill the mission of providing personal service, thoughtful banking solutions, and modern technologies.

David Scruggs was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank in December 2020. In conjunction with Scruggs promotion to the top management position in the bank, he has been elected as a director on the bank’s Board of Directors. He will manage the bank’s operations, relocating to Fayetteville from Van Buren, where he spent the past four years as the President- River Valley Market. Scruggs assisted with the transition of the former Allied Bank branches into Today’s Bank and led the opening of the bank’s newest branch in Van Buren. A graduate of the University of Arkansas and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Scruggs has spent his 36-year career serving commercial lending and management roles at banks in Dallas and Little Rock. His family includes his wife Clare and two children, Caroline and Scott. 

Marviel Radcliffe of Fayetteville was also appointed to serve as a Director of the bank. She is currently the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Radcliffe joined Today’s Bank in 2002 and has held a variety of positions at the bank. Many years of service as the secretary to the board of directors has given her an in-depth knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of a member of the board. Before coming to Today’s Bank, Radcliffe worked at a bank in the Little Rock area and served as a bank examiner/supervisor with the Arkansas State Bank Department for 12 years. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. 

With more than 18 years of experience at Today’s Bank, Brittany Little was promoted from her current Senior Vice President level to Executive Vice President. She also added the newly-created role of the Chief Financial Officer to her responsibilities in December. She will continue to serve as the President-Huntsville Market and Marketing Director for the bank. She has previously served in positions in operations, as the bank’s Credit Administration officer, Bank Secrecy Act officer and Loan officer. After joining the bank while she earned her degree in finance from the University of Arkansas, Little went on to earn a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University. She is a Huntsville native and has twin daughters with her husband Denver. In addition to her bank duties, she currently serves on the board of directors for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas and the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. 

Nathan Hurst moved into the position of President-River Valley Market, after spending almost four years as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at the bank’s Van Buren branch. Hurst has spent almost 16 years lending in the River Valley.  A Van Buren native, he is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and a distinguished graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. He is a board member of the Van Buren Education Foundation, a member of the Education Committee at the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce, and of the Comprehensive Juvenile Services Foundation. He and his wife Amber have two daughters, Ashton and Hadlee.  

Olson decided to “slow down a little bit” in his 45-year banking career in December. He will provide transition assistance to the bank for a time and continues to serve as a member of the board of directors. “I have certainly enjoyed my 10 years with the bank,” Olson commented while praising the work of the bank’s employees, adding that Today’s Bank “has a bright future” because of the dedicated team of banking experienced professionals serving each of the bank’s 10 branch communities.

PROMOTIONS
Banking & Finance
David Scruggs
Van Buren
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
Previous title: SVP, President-River Valley Market

Banking & Finance
Brittany Little
Huntsville
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and President-Huntsville Market
Previous title: SVP, President-Huntsville Market

Banking & Finance
Nathan Hurst
Van Buren
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: SVP, President-River Valley Market
Previous title: Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender III

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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