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Routing Number: 282075028

Meet Our Team

Alan Harrison - Vice President of Member Business Services

Alan Harrison
Vice President of Member Business Services
(501) 457-0250

In business and life, Alan loves a good challenge. He oversees the direction for the Member Business Services department and works to bring comprehensive financial solutions to our business members. He brings a wealth of business banking experience, with over 20 years in the industry. When he's not at work, you'll likely find Alan golfing, cycling, or riding his motorcycle.

Roane Ashmore - Commercial Loan Officer

Roane Ashmore
Senior Commercial Loan Officer
(501) 457-0250

Roane enjoys maintaining relationships with members, making sure he's aware of their business needs, and watching them succeed. He works his hardest to say "yes" for a business owner instead of giving them the harsh "no" banks typically give. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Roane spends his free time fishing at the lake with his family.

Lou Henson - Commercial Loan Officer

Lou Henson
Senior Commercial Loan Officer
(501) 533-2344

For 25 years, Lou has provided tailored, forward-thinking financial solutions to businesses and members to help them realize their dreams. “Like family” is the best way to describe how he works with members to fully understand their unique needs, challenges and financial goals. Lou loves music and the Arkansas outdoors. He is likely to be found playing guitar around a camp fire with family and friends.

David York - Commercial Loan Officer

David York
Senior Commercial Loan Officer
(501) 533-2059

A Hot Springs native and avid Hogs fan, David has more than 20 years of experience, including managerial, in the credit industry. Prior to joining the Arkansas Federal team in 2018, he spent 10 years as a commercial lender in Hot Springs helping businesses by developing a consultative approach to building strong and loyal relationships with his clients.

Melita Porter - Assistant Vice President Treasury Management

Melita Porter
Assistant Vice President of Treasury Management
(501) 533-2002

Helping businesses be more efficient and manage their money well is what drives Melita. She’s interested in how businesses are started and how they operate. And as a banking veteran with 14 years of experience in the financial industry, she’s a true believer in the credit-union model and mission. When she’s not using that model to help businesses reach their goals, Melita can be found working in the yard and on home projects, walking, reading, spending time with family and pets, and planning the next trip to the beach.

Mark Norwine - Treasury Management Sales Officer

Mark Norwine
Treasury Management Sales Officer
(501) 457-0222

Mark’s career of more than 30 years has been devoted to finding solutions for clients and members. He’s worked with consumers and business owners – small, regional and global -- to streamline their financial needs and help improve cash flow and efficiency. Mark believes in building a strong team and making a difference in members’ lives. After hours, his three sons -- ages 9, 19 and 25 – keep him busy with practices, college planning and the small business he started with his oldest son.

JR Morris - Commercial Loan Officer

JR Morris
Senior Commercial Loan Officer
(501) 533-2377

If you want a loan officer who is a team player, driven, and committed to your success, J.R. is your guy. As a former minor league baseball player for the San Diego Padres, J.R.’s attitude towards teamwork has led to his success in the financial industry today. Guided by his principles and work ethic, he believes in helping members achieve their specific goals. When not in the office, J.R. and his wife Jody spend their time rooting for the UCA Bears, supporting their children in sporting activities, and spending time together in the great outdoors.

Christopher DeArmond - Commercial Loan Officer

Christopher DeArmond
Senior Commercial Loan Officer
(501) 457-0217

As a commercial loan officer, Chris’ mission is to offer creative innovative approaches to help businesses grow and prosper. His attention to detail and dedication to superior member service makes him a true advisor, not just a lending officer. A graduate of Arkansas State University, he has nearly 15 years of commercial lending experience across many industries, with 10 of those years in agricultural lending. Currently living in Cabot, after hours, Chris and his wife Shelia can be found cheering for their son Cade on the football field or golf course.