Home BancShares, Inc., parent company of Centennial Bank, recently announced the promotion of Kelly Buchanan to a new position, Director of Corporate Branch Strategies.

The position will be responsible for growth incentive programs for all branches throughout Centenni-al’s footprint along with evaluating, exploring and designing new virtual branches.

Buchanan has been with Centennial Bank for 17 years. She was in Retail Banking and Business Devel-opment for 10 years where she also served as a branch manager. She has spent the last seven years in the Marketing department.

“Deposit growth is an important focus for Centennial Bank as well as keeping up with trends in virtual banking,” said John W. Allison, Chairman. “Kelly has the retail banking experience needed coupled with enthusiasm for the program’s success. Centennial has grown to the point of needing a centralized focus on deposits and branching and I’m pleased to announce this position as well as putting Ms. Bu-chanan in place to focus on these efforts.”

Buchanan is very involved with the Cabot Parks and Recreation and is the mother of two adult children and two young grandchildren. She and her husband Jereomy reside in Cabot

“I am excited about this new position,” Buchanan said. “I appreciate the opportunity to use my diverse experience on such an important initiative.”

Home BancShares, Inc. is a bank holding company, headquartered in Conway.