Arkansas Money & Politics names George Gleason a 2020 top influencer

Bank OZK Chairman & CEO George Gleason. (Photo by Jamison Mosley, courtesAMP

Arkansas Money & Politics magazine has named Bank OZK Chairman and CEO George Gleason one of Arkansas’ top influencers in 2020.

The publication named 25 individuals, who “are changing the face of our state in the decisions they make, the roles they take on and the inspiration they provide,” to its first edition of Arkansas Influencers.

“From working in his family’s Dardanelle agricultural and business interest to growing Bank OZK into one of the most respected banks in the nation, George Gleason has never been as focused on building the biggest of something, just the best. In Bank OZK, he’s accomplished both,” the article said.

Mr. Gleason purchased controlling interest in the bank in 1979, when he was just 25. Today, Bank OZK is publically traded (Nasdaq: OZK) with more than 250 locations in 10 states. Bank OZK has been named the top-performing bank in the nation in its asset size 13 times and is Money’s Best Bank in the South for 2019-2020.