Lance Sexton has joined Bank of the Ozarks as Executive Vice President, Regional Government Guaranteed Loan Specialist. He will be based at Bank of the Ozarks’ Springdale Office. Sexton has 30 years of experience in the origination, servicing and liquidation of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans; ten years of experience directly managing portfolios of SBA loans; and six years of experience as a small business owner. He has worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation both directly and in liquidating large SBA portfolios of failed institutions and has managed the Small Business Development Center at the University of Arkansas. Sexton currently conducts SBA seminars and speaks at SBA lending conferences around the country. He most recently built a top SBA program at a small community bank in Northwest Arkansas. “Bank of the Ozarks has the people, technology and the strength to be a top national SBA lending institution and I am very blessed to be a part of the team. Bank of the Ozarks is consistently one of the highest performing banks in the country."