Dick Trammel is a native of Pocahontas, Arkansas and a 1960 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
After college, Trammel returned to his hometown and was active in the cotton gin and grain elevator business until 1970. He then became vice president and was a founding director of Planters and Stockmen Bank. While in Pocahontas, he served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Randolph County Farm Bureau, founding director and chairman of the Rolling Hills Country Club and president of the Rotary Club.
In 1975, Trammel moved to Rogers, Arkansas to become a vice president of First National Bank & Trust Company, which later became Arvest Bank, Rogers. He currently serves as executive vice president, member of the Board of Directors and Board Secretary of Arvest Bank, Rogers.
He is past president and current member of the Board of the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Rogers-Lowell United Way board and twice served as drive chairman.
Trammel is a past president of the Rotary Club of Rogers and past governor of Rotary International District 6110.
He is a founding director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County and received one of their Tribute Awards in 2000.
Trammel is a founding director, director emeritus and past chairman of the Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (NARTI). He received the 1997 Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Hospital Association for his work with NARTI and the Northwest Arkansas Medical Community.
He is a member of the University of Arkansas Medical School Area Health Center Northwest Advisory Board and the University of Arkansas Medical School Northwest, Advisory Board, the University Of Arkansas Medical School Foundation Fund Board and the University of Arkansas Medical School Arkansas Cancer Research Center Advisory Board. He served on the Board of Directors for Mercy Health Systems of Northwest Arkansas from 2002-2008. He is a past chairman and board member of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas. He also serves on the Board of the Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation.
Trammel is a charter member, past Chairman and past board member of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Arkansas Community College. He is a founding board member and current member of the Rogers Youth Center Board of Directors. In the spring of 2005, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Trammel to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, he is a past Board Chairman and served on the board until December 2008. He is a past board member of the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges.
He is a past chairman and board member emeritus of the Arts Center of the Ozarks, past member of the Board of the North Arkansas Symphony Society, and a past chairman and past member of the Arkansas Arts Council. He is a past board member of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.
Trammel is a past member of the Board of the Ozark Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and a board member of the Jones Center for Families. He serves on the board of the American Heart Association, Ozark Affiliate. Dick is also a charter Board Member of Rebuilding Together of Northwest Arkansas, having served as Vice Chair.
In January 2009, Governor Mike Beebe appointed Dick to the Arkansas Highway Commission, to serve until January 2019.
Dick is married to Nancy Trammel and together have six children, nine grandchildren and two great grandsons.