CHARLIE VAN NESS
Market President of Northwest Arkansas, Simmons Bank
Charlie is the market president for Simmons Bank in Northwest Arkansas. He is married to his wife Ashley, and they have three awesome kiddos: Wren (8), William (5), and Walker (3).
What do you do when you are not working?
We enjoy the lake with our three kids. Golf, hunting, fishing and youth sports
Where is your happy place?
My happy place is DeWitt, Arkansas where we have a hunting club. The kids can ride 4-wheelers and fish. We can unplug and enjoy the outdoors with the whole family.
“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” – Martha Graham
Anything on the grill that I haven’t prepared. I am not a natural when it comes to cooking, so anything that I didn’t create will do!
Best time of day for you:
Early morning. A quiet, productive start sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Favorite song on your playlist:
Country music – “Soul” by Lee Brice
What book is on your bedside table?
“The Big Miss” by Hank Haney
What nonprofits are you involved with and why?
Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA) Community Action Group member. CCOA is directly involved with the Northwest Arkansas community. CCOA provides financial counseling, education and debt management for those in need. It is a natural fit for me as a banker to assist an organization that cares deeply about the personal financial health of the citizens of Northwest Arkansas.
For more information on Simmons Bank, visit https://www.simmonsbank.com/.