Steve Trusty joined the City Board representing District 6 on Jan. 1, 2021.
Trusty served for more than 35 years in banking, specifically in Hot Springs and the Northwest Arkansas region, where he rose in the ranks to become president and CEO of Simmons First Bank of Hot Springs. After closing the chapter of his banking career, he spent five years as the chief financial officer (vice president for Finance & Administration) for National Park College, with his retirement pending in February 2021.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance & Banking (1979) and a Master of Business Administration degree in General Business (1980), both received from the University of Arkansas. He completed the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma (1985) and the Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (1989).
He and his family have lived in Hot Springs since 1985, and in that time, they have and continue to serve the community in numerous roles to help Hot Springs thrive. He has been involved with numerous organizations, such as being a member and past president of the Oaklawn Rotary Club; Adult & Teen Challenge of Arkansas, where he served two terms as board president; Garland County Habitat for Humanity, where he was board president for 4 years; and is currently serving as a board member for the Oaklawn Foundation. He is a 12-year member and past president of the Lakeside School Board. He also is a past chairman of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber Board and of the Garland County Economic Development Corporation (Hot Springs Metro Partnership). He was also past president of Fifty for the Future.
Steve and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 42 years. They are the parents of Landon (Erica) Trusty, of Hot Springs, and Megan (Nick) Bertin, of Fort Smith. They are proud grandparents of Madison and Sam Trusty and Judah, Zoe and Corleigh Bertin.