ELS Spotlight With Derek Eckelhoff

Derek L. Eckelhoff is a Commercial Lender at First Security Bank in Springdale, AR.


What is the most important leadership lesson that you’ve learned?

To approach each opportunity with a posture of humility and a desire to serve.

What does effective leadership look like to you?

Clear and concise communication, servant heart, humble spirit, and encouragement when communicating issues, failures, or missed expectations.

How has leadership changed in 2020?

It has become more tech-related. Face-to-face conversations are rare in larger markets due to the geography gaps between leaders and team members.

The ELS Spotlight is an ongoing series to highlight our Emerging Leaders from around Arkansas.