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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Simmons First Insurance Services announced today that Christi Pittman has been named president of employee benefits. In her former role as vice president of wealth management-employee benefits, Pittman was responsible for growing the company’s client base in Arkansas. Christi will now lead the effort to expand employee benefits services throughout the Simmons footprint, which includes Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

“This role is a perfect fit for Christi,” said Philip Tappan, executive vice president of financial services for Simmons Bank. “Her years of experience and attentive client work have helped increase the visibility of our group insurance programs. With Christi at the helm, I am confident our employee benefits group will further expand our product offerings to help existing clients and new customers protect their workforce, control costs and streamline services through the bundling of deposits, lending and more.”

Christi practiced as a certified public accountant before serving as chief financial officer, consultant and president for three privately held Arkansas companies.

Pittman entered the insurance business with Transamerica in 2001, serving as a member of the senior management team. In 2006, she became the sales director for Delta Dental of Arkansas, a post she held for 10 years before coming to Simmons.

About Simmons Wealth Management

Under the banner Simmons Wealth Management, more than 150 experienced financial professionals provide a diverse set of products and services to help protect and grow customer assets. Simmons Wealth Management is a marketing name for certain business operations of Simmons Bank (Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender) (“Bank”) and its affiliates, including securities and other investments, which are offered through Simmons First Investment Group, Inc. (Member FINRA and SIPC); insurance offered through Simmons First Insurance Services, Inc. and Simmons First Insurance Services of TN, LLC; and the trust and private banking operations of the Bank. Investment and Insurance Products Are: Not a Deposit | Not FDIC Insured | Not Insured By Any Federal Government Agency | Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Caroline P. Makris
Simmons Bank
VP/Manager Marketing & Communications
501.944.0518 (mobile)
caroline.makris@simmonsbank.com