Savvy Banking With A Small-Town Feel

Wilson, Larry
February 2004
Bank Technology News;Feb2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p18
Trade Publication
Interviews Larry Wilson, president and chief executive officer of First Arkansas Bank and Trust. Views on changes in the role of president at present and 12 years ago; Approaches to maintain service; Source of the demand for innovation; Adoption of automated lending; Programs of the bank; Future plans.


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