Don Keesee has been named Western Arkansas Division President at Bank of the Ozarks. Keesee joined Bank of the Ozarks from Summit Bank in Fort Smith, as part of Bank of the Ozarks’ recent acquisition of Summit Bank.
He has more than 30 years of financial experience in Fort Smith, central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas.
Keesee serves on the City of Fort Smith Planning Commission and is vice chairman and on the executive Committee of the Arkansas Community Foundation of Sebastian County. He also serves as a trustee of the Bost Foundation in Fort Smith. Formerly he was active in the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fort Smith Symphony, Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center, Girls Inc. of Fort Smith and Fort Smith Public Schools. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Fort Smith Program, Class of 1998.
In his new role, Keesee will be responsible for business operations in the Western Division, which includes three offices in Fort Smith, two offices in Van Buren and offices in Mulberry and Alma.
“I look forward to continuing to build on the Bank’s presence in Sebastian and Crawford counties as we continue to advance our position as the market’s leading financial services company,” Keesee said in a statement.