Farmers Bank & Trust Announces New Bryant, AR Market President

Kent McClure and his wife Marietta with twin daughters Elin and Etta and sons Rex and Shad

Farmers Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Kent McClure to Bryant Market President, a new full-service branch located at 3345 Highway 5 North that is set to open before the end of the year.

McClure graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2007 and has lived in Saline County for the last 15 years. He started his banking career at Farmers Bank & Trust in 2017 as a Commercial Loan Officer. Within those three years, he has built his portfolio to $67 million. Prior to banking, McClure worked for the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority and has experience working in property management.

“Saline County is a special place with four distinct communities. Farmers Bank & Trust has served Haskell for the last ten years, and I’m looking forward to this opportunity to help grow Bryant, Benton, and Bauxite.” McClure said. “We will be a valuable member of Saline County and a big supporter of local businesses.”

McClure and his wife, Marietta, have four children and are small business owners of McClure Fitness. They are members of First Baptist Church in Benton, and he’s actively involved with both the Benton Chamber of Commerce and the Bryant Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of Saline County, providing funding for events and the youth basketball program.

“We have a lot of connections and relationships here in central Arkansas,” Chris Gosnell, CEO of Farmers Bank & Trust said. “It makes perfect sense for us to expand and open a new branch in this area. We couldn’t be more excited about it, and I know Kent will do an excellent job leading our team here.”