Community Choice Financial’s Saunders Joins Conn’s Board

Conn'sTHE WOODLANDS, Texas-Conn’s has appointed William E. Saunders Jr., chairman and CEO of Community Choice Financial, to its board of directors.

Saunders has been CEO of Community Choice Financial since June 2008, and was named chairman in May of this year. He joined the company in March 2006 as chief financial officer. Community Choice Financial provides alternative consumer financial services and products, including short- and medium-term consumer loans, prepaid debit cards and check-cashing services.

Prior to joining Community Choice Financial, Saunders held executive posts in the investment banking industry, with companies such as Stephens Inc., Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Sun Trust Equitable Securities and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Theodore Wright, Conn’s chairman, president and CEO, said Saunders “will add valuable insight given his extensive investment banking, consumer finance and operations background.”