Harper pro­moted to se­nior VP

The Sentinel-Record - - BUSINESS -

Com­mu­nity First Trust re­cently an­nounced the pro­mo­tion of Cindy Harper to the po­si­tion of se­nior vice pres­i­dent of Trust Ad­min­is­tra­tion, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Harper has served as a per­sonal trust of­fi­cer for Com­mu­nity First Trust’s Hot Springs Vil­lage Branch since 2007.

Wil­liam Kerst, pres­i­dent and CEO of Com­mu­nity First Trust, cited Harper’s com­mit­ment to mak­ing the lives of their cus­tomers bet­ter, along with her out­stand­ing skills and her ef­forts to im­prove pro­cesses within the com­pany, as in­stru­men­tal in her recog­ni­tion and pro­mo­tion.

In 2017, Harper also earned the des­ig­na­tion of cer­ti­fied trust and fi­nan­cial ad­viser from the In­sti­tute of Cer­ti­fied Bankers, a sub­sidiary of the Amer­i­can Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion. She has over 33 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try and is li­censed with the Arkansas State Depart­ment of In­sur­ance.

Prior to join­ing CFT, she worked for a ma­jor in­vest­ments and se­cu­ri­ties firm in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Vil­lage. Harper is a na­tive of Gar­land County and at­tended Foun­tain Lake High School, where she grad­u­ated as her class vale­dic­to­rian. She at­tended Hen­der­son State Univer­sity be­fore trans­fer­ring and grad­u­at­ing cum laude from John Brown Univer­sity with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Or­ga­ni­za­tional Man­age­ment.

Harper is lo­cated in the Hot Springs Vil­lage of­fice of Com­mu­nity First Trust and serves clients through­out the state. She said she en­joys work­ing with in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on all as­pects of es­tate plan­ning, man­age­ment, and set­tle­ment.

Com­mu­nity First Trust’s Hot Springs Vil­lage branch is lo­cated at 1398 DeSoto Blvd., Suite B. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 501915-1000 or 888-792-7722 or visit http://www.com­mu­ni­ty­first­trust. com.

As one of the largest trust com­pa­nies in Arkansas, Com­mu­nity First Trust is also the state’s only in­de­pen­dent trust firm. Com­mu­nity First Trust has of­fices in Lit­tle Rock, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Vil­lage, and Rus­sel­lville.

Cindy Harper

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