Sara Barnett received a bachelor degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas. She earned her CPA certificate in 1979 and practiced public accounting for several years. She has 25 years of experience in financial accounting and business management in the private sector. Sara is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served on numerous bank boards including Alliance Bank of Hot Springs and Simmons First National Bank. Additionally, she has served on boards of Junior League, Our Promise Cancer Resources, Fifty for the Future and the 2001 Foundation.