[Oct. 2, 2023 | Mena, ARK] Union Bank President Kevin Williams has announced the promotion of Samantha Rusert to loan officer for Union Bank. Rusert brings with her 15 years of banking experience, seven, of which, have been serving Union Bank customers.
Rusert is a Mena native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Capella University. She and her husband, Dusty, have two children, Shelby and Cody, who both attend Ouachita River School District at the Acorn Campus. In her spare time, Rusert enjoys hiking, photography, vacationing at the beaches in Alabama, but most of all, spending time with her family.
Samantha has been serving as an integral part of the loan operations department, explained Williams. Most recently, she has been the project manager on an integrated new platform that will allow customers to apply and complete loan applications online. “Many of our customers will remember Samantha when she served as a loan assistant in the lobby. She has pursued every opportunity for professional development and it is with great pride for her hard work that we move her into this new role. Her familiar face is a welcomed addition to our team of lenders,” said Williams.
Rusert began taking customers last week. She joins a team of five other experienced lenders as a consumer lender at the main bank on Hwy 71 in Mena. Serving customers has always been a highlight for her in her various roles at Union Bank. She added, “I am excited to be a familiar face out in the lobby again and am grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers in this new role.”