Candace Franks

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Candace A Franks
Arkansas State Bank Department

Candace A. Franks is the Arkansas State Bank Commissioner, overseeing the Arkansas State Bank Department. The bank department is the chartering and regulatory authority for state banks that have main offices in Arkansas. Franks is also serving a one-year term as chairman of the board of directors of the Conference of Bank Supervisors. From 1995 until her appointment as commissioner in 2007, Franks served as deputy bank commissioner and general counsel for the bank department. Previously, Franks served as general counsel to the bank department and represented the State Banking Board. In 2010, she was recognized by Arkansas Business as one of 20 "Women of Influence,” and as one of the "Top 100 Women in Arkansas” in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Franks received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1979 and her Bachelor of Arts in history and Master of Arts in American history from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.