March 22, 2023

Fairness Financial institution promotes Harris to Arkansas market president

Wichita, Kan.-based Fairness Financial institution has promoted Justin Harris of Harrison to president of the corporate’s Ozark Mountain area in Arkansas. That features banks in Harrison, Berryville, Eureka Springs and Pea Ridge.

Fairness Financial institution is a $5-billion asset lender with places all through Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Fairness entered the Arkansas market in 2016 as a mixture with Group First Financial institution of Harrison.

Harris began his new job in February. He was beforehand the financial institution’s president and senior lending officer in Harrison.

In response to an organization information launch Tuesday (Feb. 28), Harris will oversee regional technique, business and client enterprise improvement and native banking operations all through Fairness’s Ozark Mountain places.

“I’m thrilled to announce Justin’s promotion to Area President, and we’re proud to have him as a useful resource for his teammates and clients in our Ozark footprint,” stated Brad Daniel, Group Banking CEO for Fairness. “Throughout his time at Fairness, Justin has been essential within the development and improvement of our banking workforce and our market leaders, and has had a optimistic affect on our model and our workforce members all through our financial institution workplaces in Ozark Mountain.”

Harris joined Fairness Financial institution in 2021 and has labored in numerous roles all through greater than 20 years in the neighborhood banking trade, together with roles in business and small enterprise lending, retail deposit management, and positions as relationship supervisor, deposit operations, and senior lending and enterprise improvement.

Harris is a graduate of the Southwest Graduate Faculty of Banking at Southern Methodist College. He earned his accounting diploma from Utah State College and an MBA from the College of Arizona.

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In a corresponding transfer, Brad Daniel, beforehand area president of Ozark Mountain, was promoted to Group Banking CEO of Fairness areas in Arkansas, Central, Western and Southwestern Kansas, and Western Oklahoma.