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Phone: (501) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Arkansas , United States
Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
225 East Markham Street Suite 200
Little Rock , Arkansas 72201
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • banking and finance
    University of Arkansas
  • master's of business administration degree
  • Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Banking of the South
  • banking and finance
    Subiaco Academy
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Web References
WRF | Board of Directors, 28 Oct 2015 [cached]
Freddie Black Chairman/CEO Simmon's First Bank
Directors « University of Arkansas Foundation, 9 Sept 2015 [cached]
Freddie Black
Freddie Black Freddie Black is Chairman and CEO of Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas in Lake Village. He graduated from Subiaco Academy and the University of Arkansas where he earned his BSBA degree in 1978 and his MBA degree in 1979. He joined Simmons Bank in 1980 and held several positions before being named President and CEO. He is on the Board of Directors of Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas and Simmons First Bank of Dumas. He and his family are also involved in a family farming operation in Pickens, Arkansas.
:: Heartland Zone ::, 23 July 2002 [cached]
Freddie Black Appointed to Arkansas GFC From the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
LITTLE ROCK -- Gov.Mike Huckabee announced Wednesday that he has appointed Freddie Black of Lake Village to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Black, 46, grew up on the banks of Lake Chicot, the state's largest natural lake.
"I can't think of anyone who loves our state more than Freddie.He will work hard to protect and enhance our precious natural resources."
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Black replaces Marion McCollum of Stuttgart.
Black received his master's of business administration degree from the University of Arkansas in 1979 and graduated in 1983 from Louisiana State University's Graduate School of Banking of the South.
"Being appointed to the Game and Fish Commission is a dream come true for me," Black said."I inherited a love of the outdoors from my father and uncle, who spent countless hours teaching me to hunt, fish and appreciate what our state has to offer.We had many memorable days in the outdoors together.I'm now trying to do that with my children and friends.I look forward to using my knowledge and love of the outdoors in making wise decisions regarding our natural resources.I‚m thankful to Gov.
Black is the board chairman for the Arkansas Nature Conservancy.He also is a member of the board of directors of Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas, the Lake Village Economic Development Commission, the Chicot County Rural Development Authority, the University of Arkansas at Monticello Foundation and the University of Arkansas Foundation.He‚s a former president of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce, a former president of the Lake Village Housing Authority, a former president of the Dermott Rotary Club and a former president of the Our Lady of the Lake Parish Council.
Black is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Island 82 Hunting Club and the Woodstock Island Hunting and Fishing Club.He hunts deer, quail, dove, duck and turkey.He also enjoys bass and crappie fishing.
"Freddie will see to it that we continue to invest the taxpayers' money wisely."
Black and his wife Laurie have three children: Laura Lea, 17; Frederick, 14; and Salee, 12. Black and his wife Laurie have three children: Laura Lea, 17; Frederick, 14; and Salee, 12.
..., 5 May 2015 [cached]
0001628208 Black Frederick G C/O SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP. 501 MAIN STREET PINE BLUFF AR 71601 0 1 0 0 EVP & Regional Chairman
Freddie Black, the chair ..., 17 Aug 2015 [cached]
Freddie Black, the chair for the South Arkansas region for Simmons Bank, will assume the duties of regional chair for the state of Arkansas. Simmons will consolidate the three existing Arkansas regions - Central/Northeast Arkansas, South Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas - into one region. James Stobaugh will continue to lead the Northwest Arkansas operations for Simmons and will report to Black.
"Freddie Black's leadership, banking experience and familiarity with all Arkansas markets uniquely qualify him to grow our statewide market share," Makris said.
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