Man of the Moment 2022: Ben Tiner

Ben Tiner, Senior Vice President/Regional Chief Lending Officer at Chambers Bank in Conway, is grateful he chose banking as his career.

Tiner attended college in Conway and worked part-time at a bank, but his major was accounting and he planned on becoming a CPA. However, after spending a few years at the bank, he knew he would be happier if he pursued banking.

“I became a consumer loan officer in late 1989 and found I really enjoy helping people reach their financial goals in life,” he said. “In 1992, we moved to Fort Smith for a bank management job but realized that Conway was the place we wanted to raise our family, so we moved back in 1997 and I began work at First National Bank of Conway.”

Tiner worked for a couple of national banks until 2020, when he went to work for a local bank. “Chambers Bank is an excellent, community-focused bank here in Arkansas,” he said. Chambers Bank was established in 1930 and has been operating in Conway for about 4 years. Tiner and his family enjoy the Conway area.

“Central Arkansas has all you could ask for in life,” the executive said. “Good people and communities, beautiful scenery, lakes, and mountains. The communities in Faulkner County are supportive of each other and are a great place to live. We have it all!”

Tiner moved to Conway in 1983 to attend college and, during that time, met his wife, Cyndi. They married in 1989 and raised two boys in Vilonia. Ethan and Austin, now grown, are married to Alysa and Hannah respectively. He also has two beautiful granddaughters, Bristol and Tatum. 

An experienced banker, Tiner’s career advice is to “not be afraid to reach for the stars and to work hard and grab every opportunity that comes your way.”