Dan R. Bowers was appointed to Equity’s Board of Directors upon the closing of the merger. Mr. Bowers served as a director on the board of Community First Bank since its formation in 1997 and served as a director, secretary and vice-chairman of Community First Bank and Community. Mr. Bowers is a licensed attorney and has practiced law in Harrison, Arkansas for more than 30 years. He received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1982 from the University of Arkansas. He has also served on the board of directors of Signature Bank of Arkansas and its parent holding company, White River Bancshares, since 2010. Mr. Bowers is active in his community and currently serves on the board of directors of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center. He has previously served on the boards of the North Arkansas College Foundation, Hillcrest Home Administrative Board and the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.