Simmons First promotes Cockrum to VP

Simmons First National Corp. announced the promotion of Leigh A. Cockrum to vice president,

according to J. Thomas May, chairman and chief executive officer.

Since February 2011, Cockrum has been a personnel manager in the Human Resources Group and has been with the group nearly 15 years.

Cockrum graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in education degree with

a major in vocational education/human resource development.

She was certified as a professional in human resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management and is a member of the Pine Bluff Personnel Managers Association.

Cockrum is involved in the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, where she currently serves as vice chair of the board of trustees; the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, where she serves on the board; and is a member of the Leadership Pine Bluff Alumni Association.