A fifth-generation banker and native of Magnolia, Elizabeth Burns Anderson is Senior Vice President of Farmers Bank and Trust and Executive Director of the Farmers Bank Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Finance. In 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Elizabeth the consumer representative of the Arkansas State Medical Board.
A current Lonoke School Board member, Elizabeth chaired a successful mileage tax campaign and capital campaign to raise $15 million to bring agriculture and rural healthcare education to Lonoke Public Schools. The Lonoke Business Academy is a workplace education facility geared towards the cultivation of students and businesses within the realm of agriculture and rural health.
Elizabeth comes from a family where giving back is your greatest responsibility. She has been on many boards across Central Arkansas and chairman of almost all of them. Lonoke Community Fund, an affiliate of the Arkansas Community Foundation, Lonoke Century League, Youth Home, Arkansas State Police Foundation, and many more. In 2021, Elizabeth joined the statewide board of THE CALL, which supports foster families in Arkansas. Elizabeth was also the keynote speaker for the Arkansas State Police 2022-A trooper graduation.
Elizabeth and her husband Jamie who is Vice President of Anderson Fish Farms, the world’s largest aquaculture farm, were named the 2019 Arkansas Farm Family of the year. They represented Arkansas at the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie, GA. Elizabeth and Jamie have 2 boys and live in Scott, Arkansas.