Blake Holzhauer was recently appointed as the chief lending officer for Centennial Bank's Northwest Arkansas region, where he will oversee all facets of lending.
“We will utilize his experience to continue growth for Centennial Bank,” said Scott Hancock, Northwest Arkansas divisional president. “Blake’s attention to customer needs and willingness to go the extra mile will provide strong results in the near future.”
Throughout his 12-year banking career, Holzhauer has worked in several areas of the bank, most recently as senior vice president / commercial lending for Centennial Bank in Searcy. His background includes originating and servicing commercial and agriculture loans.
Holzhauer earned his a bacheolor’s degree in finance from Arkansas State University. He has also graduated from Barret School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn., and from Southern Methodist University’s Graduate Commercial Lending School in Dallas. Holzhauer has served in several civic organizations in the northeastern part of the state.
He is relocating to Northwest Arkansas with his wife Jennifer and two children. Holzhauer will work from Centennial Bank’s Joyce Branch in Fayetteville.