Burt Hicks serves as Manager of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Special Projects at Simmons First National Corporation (“Simmons”). Mr. Hicks also serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors of Simmons.
Prior to joining the Simmons, Mr. Hicks served as a Business Commercialization Associate at Innovate Arkansas, a joint program of Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Mr. Hicks previously worked at Simmons as a Corporate Rotational Analyst. Mr. Hicks also worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Bank of America – Merrill Lynch’s Financial Institutions Group in New York, NY. Mr. Hicks has completed various USAID-funded economic development initiatives and projects in Ghana, Mongolia and Myanmar. Mr. Hicks is licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas, and has a Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent) and a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).
Mr. Hicks also serves as a member of the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business Dean’s Business Alumni Advisory Council (since 2008), the Arkansas Fellowship Board of Directors (since 2013), and the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees (since 2013). Mr. Hicks was selected by Arkansas Business for its “New Influentials: 20 in Their Twenties” designation in 2013.
Mr. Hicks received a B.S degree in Business Administration (Finance – Investment Management) from the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business in 2008, a Master of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in 2013, and a Juris Doctor degree (with Honors) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2013. While at the Clinton School of Public Service, Mr. Hicks was selected as one of only four McLarty Global Engagement Graduate Fellows with Vital Voices Global Partnership and one of only twelve Regional Social Impact Graduate Fellows with RSF Social Finance.