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Farmers and Merchants Bank is pleased to welcome Katie Shay Schneider to the role of Community Development Officer for the Mountain Home market. In her new role, Katie will build local relationships, work with strategic partners to support the business community and improve quality of life in the North Central Arkansas region while overseeing charitable donations for the bank.
“Katie’s energy and enthusiasm are great assets to our community, and we are delighted to have her join our bank family”, stated Mountain Home Market President Sally Gilbert. “Farmers and Merchants Bank looks forward to continued community outreach and collaboration led by Katie’s ideas and experience.”
Though new to the financial industry, Schneider’s ties to community development and the Mountain Home area run deep. Her professional experience includes fundraising and strategic communications along with volunteer and donor management at entities such as the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, Operation Food Search in St. Louis and Citadel Broadcasting in Little Rock. Most recently, she served as the Marketing and Operations Director for the Mtn. Home Chamber of Commerce.
“Farmers and Merchants Bank in Mountain Home has a long-standing legacy of service and commitment to our community,” commented Schneider. “This new position will allow me to better understand the vital impact local financial institutions play in growing our businesses, nonprofits and the community at large. I am honored for the opportunity to serve the North Central Arkansas region and build stronger relationships as the Community Development Officer for Farmers and Merchants Bank.”
Schneider grew up in the local community and is a graduate of Mountain Home High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. Schneider is also active in the region as a member of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas Board of Directors and serves on the Schliemann Center advisory board through Baxter Regional Medical Center.
Farmers and Merchants Bank, headquartered in Stuttgart, is a locally-owned community bank with 27 locations across the state of Arkansas, including eight operating as The Bank of Fayetteville. With assets in excess of $1.6 billion, Farmers and Merchants is the 10th largest bank chartered in Arkansas.