Top 100 Women of Impact: Elizabeth Burns Anderson

Elizabeth Burns Anderson

Senior Vice President, Farmers Bank & Trust
Executive Director, Farmers Bank Foundation

About me: I am a fifth-generation banker and native of Magnolia. A Lonoke Public School Board member, I have raised over $16 million to bring agriculture and rural health care workforce education. I have a passion for giving back, especially to first responders and children. I am honored to serve on the Arkansas State Police Foundation board and the statewide board of The C.A.L.L., which supports foster families in Arkansas. 

I am a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Arkansas Chamber Leadership Arkansas and the F.B.I. Citizen’s Academy. Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed me to the Arkansas State Medical Board where I serve as the consumer liaison until 2027. My husband Jamie and I were the 2019 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year where we had the opportunity to showcase Anderson Fish Farms.

Lives in: Scott • Works in: Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas

Best Career Advice: Cultivating relationships will always light your path. 

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: You must always have visions beyond your own walls. Look for the bigger picture.

Proudest Moment of Impact: Seeing the tangible difference the employees of Farmers Bank and Trust make in their own communities. As we grow, we still focus on the community engagement we were founded on over 117 years ago. The culture of having heart is incomparable.

Call to Action: Invest in future leaders. Invest in your community. Volunteer more, show up more and make a positive impact for a better Arkansas.

What Keeps Me Motivated: Teaching my children hard work and community commitment to create their own legacy of success.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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