University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service graduate Burt Hicks has been appointed Director, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Capital Bancshares, Inc. and The Capital Bank.
Hicks’ appointment was announced in conjunction with changes in the executive leadership team, along with Chris Roberts (Chairman and CEO) and Phillip Jett (Vice Chairman & President).
In addition to graduating with his Master of Public Service in 2013, Hicks earned a concurrent law degree from the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Hicks earned his undergraduate degree from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Hicks has completed the Darden/SNL Financial Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
He was selected by Arkansas Business for its “20 in Their Twenties” and “40 Under 40” list of business people in Arkansas in 2013 and 2018, respectively. He is Chair-Elect for the Walton College of Business’ Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council and is a board member of Arkansas Fellowship.
In 2018, he was among the more than 60 individuals from across Arkansas selected for Leadership Arkansas Class XIII, a program operated by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas.
Hicks previously served as President and CEO of the Simmons First Investment Group.
“We are excited to announce our new executive leadership team and are grateful for the opportunity. Phillip, Burt and I share a vision of providing exceptional customer service while delivering banking products with purpose, passion and precision,” said Chris Roberts, Chairman and CEO of the Capital Bank.
The Capital Bank opened in 1997 with a goal to serve the Central Arkansas community. Today, the bank has assets of $160 million and offers a comprehensive line of banking products for individuals, businesses and the public sector. Additional information about the Capital Bank can be found at TheCapitalBank.com.