Megan is currently the Chief Information Officer for the First National Bank of Paragould. Prior to becoming the CIO, Megan was the Director of Internal Audit at Simmons Bank, where she was primarily responsible for IT Auditing, Audit Data Analytics and Innovation, Auditor Development, and Quality Assurance. Previous responsibilities included developing policies, processes, standards, and work programs for operational, compliance, branch and financial audits and overseeing audit projects. She has led Simmons Bank in preparing for the transition from a community bank to a regional banking organization (over $10 Billion in total assets) and transitioned the department from a fully outsourced model to a co-sourced function. She has been heavily involved in new technology implementation, both within the audit department and across the organization, and developed a risk assessment tool to enable Internal Audit to use risk-based approaches for auditing technology implementations and has audit and management experience with significant mergers and acquisitions activities.
Prior to joining Simmons Bank, Megan worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she served as a commissioned National Bank Examiner and participated and oversaw bank examinations for national banks of all sizes. She served as a Training Team Leader and Training Team Assistant for the OCC, delivering an intensive training curriculum to new hires.