Simmons First National CEO George Makris' 2018 pay jumps 100% to $4.6M

Simmons First National reports 2018 executive compensation

Published: March 12, 2019

Simmons First National reported fiscal year 2018 executive compensation information on March 12, 2019.

In 2018, seven executives at Simmons First National received on average a compensation package of $1.5M, a 7% increase compared to previous year.

Average pay of disclosed executives at Simmons First National

George A. Makris, Jr, Chief Executive Officer, received $4.6M in total, which increased by 100% compared to 2017. 50.98% of Makris' compensation, or $2.3M, was in stock awards. Makris also received $35.9K in bonus, $518.7K of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, $828K in non-equity incentive plan, $745K in salary, as well as $120.2K in other compensation.

Robert A. Fehlman, Chief Financial Officer, received a compensation package of $1.4M, which decreased by 27% compared to previous year. 28.36% of the compensation package, or $392.5K, was in salary.

Marty D. Casteel, Senior Executive Vice President,, earned $1.3M in 2018, a 25% decrease compared to previous year.

Barry M. Ledbetter, Southeast Division President, received $910K in 2018, which increases by 3% compared to 2017.

Mark W. Funke, Southwest Division President, earned $899.4K in 2018, a 43% decrease compared to previous year.

Stephen C. Massanelli, Chief Administrative Officer, received $671K in 2018, which decreases by 24% compared to 2017.

Patrick A. Burrow, General Counsel, earned $643.2K in 2018, a 24% decrease compared to previous year.