Tennant is appointed as president at Cornerstone

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jason Tennant has been appointed president of Cornerstone Bank, chief executive officer Charles T. Cross announced in a press release.

Tennant becomes the seventh president in the 105-year history of the locally owned bank. He previously served as executive vice president and has been with Cornerstone since 2012. In addition to his role as president,Tennant also serves on the bank’s board of directors. He is in charge of the management of the bank’s executive management team and day-to-day operations in all markets.

Tennant has 33 years of banking experience, having served in management roles at various institutions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arkansas Tech University in 1985 and is a graduate of the Southern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. In addition, he serves on numerous boards and committees throughout Carroll County including Mercy Hospital, Area Agency on Aging, Carroll County Airport Commission, Loaves and Fishes and Carroll County Collaboration. Tennant also serves on the board of directors of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

“I am thrilled to announce Jason’s elevation within our company to only the seventh president in our bank’s history,” Cross said. “He has been a tremendous ambassador since joining our bank family in 2012. Since his arrival five years ago, we have grown our bank 100 million dollars and his leadership and the incredible work of our bank team is a big reason why. I have every confidence that we will continue to grow and prosper with Jason as our President and I, as well as our board of directors, congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment.”

Cornerstone Bank has a total of six locations in five Northwest Arkansas markets and is one of the fastest growing banks in the state of Arkansas, according to the press release.

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