John W. Ahlen IV, bank chief counsel for the Arkansas State Bank Department, has been named deputy bank commissioner, effective July 2.
He will replace Luther Guinn, who is retiring on Friday.
As deputy bank commissioner, Ahlen will oversee one of two commercial examination groups based in Little Rock, the commercial examination group in Jonesboro and the trust examination group. He will also be responsible for the training and information technology areas of the department.
Ahlen will retain his current position too. He joined the department as bank chief counsel in August 2016.
Previously, Ahlen served as general counsel for the Arkansas Auditor of State and as assistant parliamentarian and legislative analyst for the Arkansas House of Representatives.
He received his juris doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2014 and a bachelor’s of arts in history degree, with an emphasis on politics, from Hendrix College in 1998.