Simmons Bank expands Tulsa team

Jace Dawson, Chuck Stanton, Rex Horning

Jace Dawson and Chuck Stanton join newly appointed Tulsa Market President Rex Horning as the latest additions to Simmons Bank’s commercial banking team. Dawson and Stanton will both serve as vice president, commercial banker in the Tulsa market.  

Jace Dawson  

Oklahoma State University alum Dawson is returning to the financial sector after eight years in various business development and management roles. He most recently served as director of stewardship and engagement for OSU Athletics and as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for the OSU Alumni Association. Dawson also has been president and CEO of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and COO of Central Rural Electric Cooperative.


Chuck Stanton  

A veteran and graduate of Northeastern State University, Stanton has spent the past nine years in banking, with a focus on business banking. He has extensive experience as a commercial lending officer and business relationship manager at banks in Oklahoma, and has also served as an audit associate at Stanfield and Odell, P.C.


Rex Horning  

Rex Horning brings 45 years of banking experience to his new role as Tulsa market president, including 17 years at Simmons Bank. He previously served as market president in Stillwater before transitioning into the vice chairman role for both the Stillwater and Tulsa markets. 

 An OSU graduate, Horning serves his alma mater in numerous ways, including as a trustee for the OSU Foundation and as a member of its Board of Governors. Horning is a previous chairman of the OSU Alumni Association and OSU Spears School Associates, and a former board member for both the OSU Center of Innovation and Economic Development and Cowboy Technologies. Horning received the Spears School of Business Orange Star Award in 2010 and was named as one of the school’s "100 For 100" in 2014 when OSU celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Simmons Bank is an Arkansas state-chartered bank that began as a community bank in 1903. Through the decades, Simmons has developed a full suite of financial products and services designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and business customers alike. Simmons has grown steadily to approximately $17.6 billion in assets (as of March 31, 2019) and today operates more than 200 branch locations throughout Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Simmons is the subsidiary bank for Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ: SFNC), a publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. For more information, visit


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