Brooksher graduated from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business with a BBA in Accounting and Management in 1975.
Banks, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst and Young in Little Rock. He left public accounting to enter a family business, growing a small dry cleaning company into the largest in Arkansas. Other business interests have included textile rental and maintenance and drapery and home furnishing manufacturing. He has held Board positions for a local bank and as a member of the Executive committee of an HMO, facilitated a merger to solidify a number one market share in the state. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, financial analysis, finance, teambuilding, and communications.