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First National Bank

First National Bank of
Fort Smith
P. O. Box 7
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

Tel: 479-788-4600 (Call Center)
Call Center Hours:
     7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
     9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sat


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     9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sat

1-866-546-8273 (After Hours)

Trust Department Officers


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Drew Linder, CFA,  Senior Vice President

Drew Linder, CFA
Senior Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4332
e-mail: drewlinder@fnbfs.com

Drew Linder serves as Senior Vice President and Trust Department Manager. He has served in his current position since 1995 and has been with First National Bank since 1993. Drew began his career in banking in 1984 at a regional bank holding company. His educational background includes a BA with Distinction in Economics and Business from Hendrix College, where he received the Mosley Economics Prize, and a MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he was selected for the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society. Drew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA® Society of Arkansas.


Personal Trust & Estates

Charles W. Blaschke, CPA, Vice President

Charles W. Blaschke, CPA
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4288
e-mail: charlesblaschke@fnbfs.com

Charles Blaschke is Vice President and Personal Trust Manager. He joined First National Bank in 2004. Prior to joining FNB, Charles was with another local banking organization, where he served as Trust Department Manager and, prior to that, as Internal Auditor. He also has experience in accounting in the oil and gas industry. Charles received a BS in Accounting with Highest Honors from Arkansas Tech University. Professional designations include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).

 

Sony Hall, JD, Vice President

Sonya Hall, JD
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4342
e-mail: sonyahall@fnbfs.com

Sonya Hall serves as Vice President and is a personal trust officer. She has been with First National Bank in that capacity since 1998. Previously, Sonya worked for a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Her educational background includes a BA in Communications from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD with Honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Sonya is a licensed attorney.

 

Jeannie M. Wakefield, CTFA, Vice President

Jeannie M. Wakefield, CTFA
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4353
e-mail: jeanniewakefield@fnbfs.com

Jeannie Wakefield is Vice President and is a personal trust officer. Jeannie has been with the Trust Department of First National Bank since 1993. Prior to joining FNB, she was employed by another local bank where she served in trust for 6 years. Jeannie attended Westark Community College and obtained additional training from the Denver College for Financial Planning and Cannon Financial Institute.  Jeannie is also a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).

 

Samuel M. Terry, Personal Trust Officer

Samuel M. Terry
Personal Trust Officer
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4343
e-mail: samuelterry@fnbfs.com

Sam Terry is a personal trust officer. Sam recently joined the Trust Department from a position working for the Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Previously, Sam served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Sebastian County, Arkansas and as an attorney in private practice. His educational background includes a BSBA in Finance from Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law.


Employee Benefits & IRAs

Barbara Bethell, CEBS, Vice President

Barbara Bethell, CEBS
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4345
e-mail: barbarabethell@fnbfs.com

Barbara Bethell is Vice President and Employee Benefits Manager. Barbara joined First National Bank in 1987. Previously, she was employed by an out of state bank, also in employee benefits. Barbara received a BS in Biology and a MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana. She also is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School. Professional designations include being a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Services Counselor (CFSC) and Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC).

 

Lee Ann B. Neidecker, CPA, Vice President

Lee Ann B. Neidecker, CPA
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4346
e-mail: leeannneidecker@fnbfs.com

Lee Ann Neidecker is Vice President and specializes in employee benefit account administration. Lee Ann has been with First National Bank since 1997. Prior to that, she worked at a regional accounting firm for 8 years as a Supervisor specializing in estate and trust taxation and employee benefit plans. Lee Ann graduated with Highest Honors from Arkansas Tech University with a BS in Accounting/Economics & Finance. She is also a graduate of the Arkansas Bankers Trust School and the Cannon Financial Institute Retirement Plan Services. Lee Ann is a a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 

Securities Management & Operations

Genia Peerson, CPA
Vice President
Direct Phone: (479) 788-4351
e-mail: geniapeerson@fnbfs.com

Genia Peerson is the manager of the Operations area for the Trust Department. She has served in this position since 1994 and has been with First National Bank since 1993. Genia received a BS in Accounting from Arkansas Tech University. Her professional designations include being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Corporate Trust Specialist and a Certified Securities Operations Professional. Work experience prior to joining FNB includes public accounting and audit and procurement positions with the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

 

Trust Department Fax Number (479) 788-4605
 

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