Lodgian has announced that John W. Allison has been elected
to its board of directors.With more than 24 years of banking experience, Allison is the founder
and has been chairman of the board of Home BancShares (Nasdaq: HOMB) since
1998. He also serves on the Executive Committee and the Asset/Liability
Committee of Home BancShares.
Allison also served as chairman of First National Bank of Conway from
1983 to 1998, and as a director of First Commercial Corporation, a bank
holding company, from 1985 until 1998. Prior to its sale to Regions
Financial Corporation in 1998, First Commercial was a publicly traded
company and the largest bank holding company headquartered in Arkansas,
with approximately $7.3 billion in assets.