Susannah Marshall

Susannah Marshall
Arkansas State Bank Department
Bank Commissioner

Susannah Marshall was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to be the 22nd Commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department. Ms. Marshall’s appointment began October 1, 2020.

Ms. Marshall has served the department since 1995. She began her Bank Department career as a Commercial Bank Examiner in 1995, and in 2003 was promoted to Financial Analyst. In 2005, Ms. Marshall was promoted to Financial Analyst Supervisor, a position she held until her appointment as Deputy Bank Commissioner in 2007. 

Ms. Marshall served as Deputy Bank Commissioner for 13 years until her appointment to Bank Commissioner in 2020.

As Bank Commissioner, Ms. Marshall is responsible for the regulation, supervision and examination of Arkansas state-chartered banks, bank holding companies, a trust company, and Arkansas Capital Corporation. As of June 30, 2021, the agency supervised 73 state chartered commercial banks with total assets over $132.4 billion.

Ms. Marshall serves on the Board of Directors for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and currently serves on various committees within the organization, including Chairman of a multi-state, regional regulatory committee.

On April 1, 2021, Ms. Marshall was designated by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to serve on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s State Liaison Committee. The two-year appointment will run through March 31, 2023.

Commissioner Marshall also serves as a trustee on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Teachers Retirement System and is also a member of the State Board of Finance.

In 2011, Ms. Marshall was recognized by Arkansas Business as one of the 40 under 40 Honorees, which recognizes intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old that have made an impact on their company or community and show the potential to be a leader in business or politics.

Ms. Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1995 and is a 2002 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Dallas, Texas. During her tenure with the Bank Department, Ms. Marshall obtained the designations of Commissioned Senior Examiner and Certified Examination Manager.