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Vansandt Named to Arkansas Money & Politics Top 100 Professionals :: News

Vansandt Named to Arkansas Money & Politics Top 100 Professionals

STUTTGART, AR – Farmers & Merchants Bank President of Agriculture Division and Dewitt Market President Kirk Vansandt has been named to the Arkansas Money & Politics 2022 class of Top 100 Professionals. 

Each year the publication recognizes 100 noteworthy individuals across various industries for their dedication to excellence, leadership, and professional impact. 

We are extremely proud of Kirk’s career achievements” commented President and CEO Brad Chambless. “His leadership, vast experience, and relationships within the agriculture industry make him an invaluable member of our organization.”

Kirk Vansandt

Kirk Vansandt is a longtime employee of Farmers & Merchants Bank and was named to the bank’s Board of Directors in 2021. He currently serves dual roles within the financial organization as the President of Agriculture Division and Dewitt Market President. Vansandt has previously worked as the Chief Agriculture Lending Officer, Senior Vice President, Eastern Market President and Loan Officer. 

A native of Dewitt, Vansandt graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Vansandt and his wife Holly reside in St. Charles. He is active in the local community as a member of DeWitt Rotary Club and a board member for Acres of Help, Inc.

“I am grateful for this nomination and the opportunity to work in a profession that supports others,” commented Vansandt. “The agricultural business faces many challenges that require farmers to be tenacious and resilient.  Providing funding and financial stability for their crop production, farm real estate, and equipment is synonymous to planting a seed for their future.”

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 $1.7 billion, Farmers and Merchants is the 10th largest bank chartered in Arkansas. 

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