Bank OZK News & Insights Blog

04 Oct 2019

Julie Cripe Recognized as One of Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business

Julie Cripe has been instrumental in launching Bank OZK Government Guaranteed Lending (GGL) Division. She has assembled a team of some of the top SBA and government guaranteed experts in the country – all working to give small businesses better access to capital. The Division saw a 100 percent increase in loans over the previous […]

02 Oct 2019

Jumping In to Save a Life

Some banks have lollipops. Some have stickers. Bank OZK has a lifesaver. Summer Nelson Pitts, Loan Operations Specialist II at OZK Bank’s Operations Center in Ozark, Ark., likes to escape to a nearby park along the Arkansas River to exercise and enjoy its serenity during her lunch break. On July 30, she diverted from her […]

30 Sep 2019

How to Use Your Money to Create a Better World

Last year, Bank OZK launched Sustainable World Investments, an investment offering committed to fostering a healthier, more socially-conscious planet. Our experts can help you drive positive social and environmental change through your investments. Socially-conscious investments aren’t mutually exclusive with economically competitive ones. If you want an investment portfolio tailored to creating a cleaner, healthier environment with […]

27 Aug 2019

Bank OZK Executive David Edwards: Banking on Communities

David Edwards, Regional Director of Community Banking for Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina is featured in the August issue of West Georgia Woman magazine. This feature story highlights his upbringing as a boy scout, his joyful family life, and his outstanding 34-year banking career. The article also details Bank OZK’s values, how David […]

21 Aug 2019

Carmen McClennon Leads Marketing, Consumer Banking Strategy and Design at Bank OZK

Bank OZK has hired Carmen McClennon for its newly created role of Executive Vice President, Director of Marketing and Consumer Strategies. McClennon will lead consumer banking strategy and design at Bank OZK, as the Bank looks to advance this key market segment. Additionally, she will oversee all aspects of the Bank’s brand and business line […]

01 Jul 2019

Bank OZK’s Alan Randolph Honored at 2019 “Business of Pride” Awards

On June 6th, New York/Florida Regional Director of Community Banking Alan Randolph was among this year’s “Business of Pride” honorees. These awards, provided by the South Florida Business Journal at a celebration in Miami’s Epic Hotel, honor LGBTQ+ executives. Recipients like Alan are recognized for excelling in business, as well as advocating for the LGBTQ+ […]

10 Jun 2019

Taking A Puppy Break With Bank OZK

On May 16th, Bank OZK Association Services introduced the bank to community association professionals throughout the US at the 2019 Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. With more than 3,000 community association professionals in attendance, this was a unique way to draw attention to the Bank OZK Association Services products. […]

31 May 2019

Bank OZK Offers Assistance to Customers and Communities Impacted by Historic Flooding

Bank OZK recognizes many of our communities are impacted by the historic flooding in Arkansas. To assist those affected, we implemented a Disaster Relief Payment Deferral Program. This program allows for deferred interest and short-term payment extensions to borrowers impacted by the flooding. For more information, and to request extensions, borrowers should contact their Bank […]

28 May 2019

Are You A Socially Conscious Investor?

In 2018, Bank OZK launched Sustainable World Investments, an investment offering committed to fostering a healthier, more socially-conscious planet. In the conversation below, SVP Trust Investment Officer Michelle Garey illustrates what makes their strategy exciting for investors. Interviewer: What is Sustainable World Investments? Michelle Garey, Bank OZK SVP Trust Investment Officer: Investing with a commitment […]

14 May 2019

Bank OZK: Big on Community Banking

Bank OZK’s unique blend of bankers with deep financial expertise, leading-edge innovative banking solutions and a strategy of fostering strong communities is making news. Ken Ronecker, Bank OZK’s Tampa Bay and North Florida President, was featured in a Tampa Bay Business Journal story where he reveals expansive plans. Tampa Bay is one of the many […]

09 May 2019

Our New Little Rock Headquarters Is Looking Great

Our new headquarters is currently under construction, and as you can see from this footage, it’s looking great. Bank OZK’s own Eric Digsby, a whiz with a drone and our multi-market facilities manager, shot and edited the video himself. We’re looking forward to the official 2020 opening!

08 May 2019

The Financial Brand Provides Inside Look into OZK Labs

Bank OZK’s success in blending our great people with great technology continues to gain national recognition. The Financial Brand takes an extensive look inside OZK Labs, our in-house fintech, in a feature story here. “By leveraging data to understand more about how to better serve our customers and provide insights to our bankers, then Bank […]