Brookshire L. Banks, CPA
Frank Kelley will serve as Board Chairman for the company, and spend much of his time with American Agviation, Inc., the AgCat distributorship which has sold and serviced AgCats for 40 years retailing some 750 aircraft.
His involvement in AgCat marketing has literally paralleled the AgCat program, having held a management position from 1960 to 1970 with one of the four original AgCat distributors. His knowledge of AgCat construction, parts, pilots, contacts and the Ag air business is unsurpassed within the industry.
With 53 years of direct industry experience, he provides the vision for the program, plus the knowledge and reputation to ensure achievement of defined sales goals.
Dana Kelley will direct the overall operations of Allied AgCat, serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Dana’s business experience includes the establishment and successful operation of several businesses in Arkansas.
He has served on various boards, been active with several charitable organizations, and been recognized with numerous business and service awards, including a Champion of Rural Arkansas Award from the Rural Community Alliance and a Governor’s Arts Award from the Arkansas Arts Council.
Advertising, marketing and public relations will play a significant role in re-launching the AgCat brand and as the founder and president of a 27-year-old marketing communications company headquartered in Jonesboro, AR, Dana is well positioned to lead the company into the future. He is the eldest son of Frank Kelley.
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.
In 1999, he established Banks & Associates, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm comprised of CPA’s, attorneys, and human resource and real estate professionals. During that time he has underwritten hundreds of financing requests and equity raises nationwide for numerous banks, insurances companies and financial institutions.
His role as advisor to many small business owners has resulted in job creation, economic growth and personal wealth.