The Davis Lecture Series

Through the generosity of Granger & Jan Davis and Milton & Claudia Davis, the Davis Family Lecture Series was created to feature prominent business men and women who have made a significant impact on business. As pillars of the UCA and Conway community, the Davis Family’s gift to the UCA Centennial Campaign: New Vision, New Century inspired a lecture series open to all students, faculty, staff, and business community who wish to attend.

Reynie Rugledge
Reynie Rugledge

Reynie Rutledge
Chairman, First Security Bancorp

Banking in Arkansas – The Story of First Security Bank
and the 
Value of Community Banking

Tuesday, April 7, 2015  X-Period (1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
College of Business Auditorium (107)
Free and open to the public


Professional Experience and Personal Bio

Reynie Rutledge is the Chairman of First Security Bancorp, a financial services holding company headquartered in Searcy, Arkansas. With over 39 years of experience in banking Reynie has been involved with all aspects of finance and management while leading First Security Bancorp to become the 5th largest bank holding company based in Arkansas with over $4.7 billion in assets and 74 locations throughout the state. First Security Bancorp consists of First Security Bank, First Security Crews & Associates investment banking firm, and First Security Public Finance.

He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in industrial engineering where he also earned his MBA. Reynie is a past Chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Business Advisory Board of Harding University. He is a member of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering, a member and past chairman of the of the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton College of Business, a member of the Campaign Arkansas Executive Committee, a past chairman of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the University of Arkansas 2000 Volunteer of the Year, a 2012 recipient of the University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumni Award and currently serves on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Reynie and his wife Ann have three sons, John, Adam, and Nathan.