Meet Our Team

Meet Our TeamThe Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC) team is a talented and knowledgeable group of individuals who work hard to provide the best service to its clients and partners. Our experienced team is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs in Arkansas through partnerships with the lending community.

 

Mr. Al Hodge – Senior Vice President

Al Hodge is a 1988 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).  Additionally, Al Hodge is a 1998 graduate of The Economic Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma and is certified by the National Development Council (NDC) as an Economic Development Finance Professional.

SBA awarded Al its 1993 Financial Services Advocate of the Year for the State of Louisiana and its 2000 Financial Services Advocate of the Year for the State of Arkansas.

Today Al Hodge is Senior Vice President and heads the lending division of Arkansas Capital Corporation Group where he is a very active SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and USDA B&I Lender.

 

Mrs. Itzel Meador – Vice President

Itzel Meador graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1999. In July 2000, Itzel and her husband decided to move to Fordyce, AR to be near his family. It was then that she began her new career with Arkansas Capital Corporation. She handled the South Arkansas territory until January 2005 when the Company moved her to Little Rock, AR. Since 2005, she has worked Central and South Arkansas areas for Arkansas Capital Corporation. In 2006, SBA awarded Itzel Financial Services Advocate of the Year for Arkansas.

As Vice President and commercial loan officer for Arkansas Capital Corporation, Itzel utilizes the Small Business Administration’s 7a Guaranty Program, as well as the SBA 504 loan product. Her determination to help these people, through her knowledge of the available SBA products, has lead to the assistance of many small businesses in Southern and Central Arkansas. By utilizing SBA loan products, Itzel and Arkansas Capital Corporation are making a significant economic impact for the State of Arkansas.

 

Mr. John Harrell, Vice President

John Harrell has more than 25 years of commercial banking experience, including positions in lending and management. Prior to joining Arkansas Capital Corporation, John was involved as a Senior Vice President in Commercial Loans for Bank of the Ozarks. Prior to Bank of the Ozarks, John served as President of Priority Bank, where he did business loans as well as overall management.

John has served on various volunteer Boards and Committees. Presently he serves on the Advisory Board of CCOA (Credit Counseling of Arkansas), and is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, AR. John earned an undergraduate degree from John Brown University and an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 

Mr. Michael Fasulo – Vice President

Michael Fasulo has more than 30-years of corporate lending experience. Prior to joining Arkansas Capital Corporation, Michael worked for a number of different financial institutions, primarily in underwriting, originating and servicing loans to commercial businesses. He is an active member of the University Rotary Club of Jonesboro and a member of the ASU Committee of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.