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Johnny Allison to Headline UCA’s Davis Family Lecture Series

Johnny allison
Johnny allison

Johnny Allison

Home BancShares Chairman Johny Allison will serve as the keynote speaker for the Davis Family Lecture Series at the UCA College of Business on Tuesday, Oct. 30. This free public event will begin at 1:40 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium.

With over three decades of banking experience, Allison is the co-founder of Home BancShares, Inc., the parent company of Centennial Bank. He co-founded the company in 1998 with Robert H. “Bunny” Adcock Jr. and also established First State Bank.

In 2009, both of the bank’s charters were combined into one to form Centennial Bank. The bank now has locations in Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and New York.

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According to a University of Central Arkansas press release, Home BancShares has roughly $15 billion in assets and was the top-ranked bank in Forbes’ 2018 Best Banks in America list.

Currently the chairman of the board for Home BancShares, Allison served as chairman of First National Bank of Conway from 1983 to 1998 and as director of First Commercial Corporation from 1985 to 1998.

The Davis Family Lecture Series, which was established in 2010 by the Granger and Jan Davis family, features business leaders who have made significant contributions to their respective professions. In the past, leaders such as John W. Bachmann, Steve Williams, Hank Henderson, Reynie Rutledge and Millie Ward have presented.

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