Arvest Bank Announces Richards Hiring

Friday, December 08 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Nichoel Richards. 

Richards, who has more than 15 years of commercial lending experience, will serve as senior vice president and commercial relationship manager. As such, she primarily is charged with developing business relationships with wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies across a broad range of industries.

 Richards will be based at the Arvest branch at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission, Kan., but will serve the entire metro area. 

“We look forward to combining Nichoel’s experience and credit expertise with the corporate culture and service model we embody at Arvest,” said Brian Lee, executive vice president and commercial loan manager. “She is a leader who has continually demonstrated the ability to uncover and serve the needs of her customers during her career. We’re thrilled to add her to our team of experienced commercial bankers.” 

Richards most recently worked as an executive director, relationship executive with JPMorgan Chase, where she assisted in helping build and expand the Kansas City region and won several national awards. She also spent 12 years at Wells Fargo, where she held numerous roles in collateral exam, credit and new business. 

Richards earned a degree in finance at Concordia University and has participated as a panelist for the Turnaround Management Association. She lives in Shawnee, Kan., with her husband, Tom, and their children.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Names Carroll SVP

Friday, December 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kristen Carroll has been named a senior vice president. 

Carroll joined Arvest in 2001 as a consumer loan officer and now serves as Arvest Private Banking Manager. In that role, she leads the private banking team, manages customer relationships and is licensed as an advisor to sell insurance and investment products. 

In addition to holding Arkansas life and health insurance licenses, Carroll also holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. 

Carroll currently serves as a board member and secretary for Community Services Clearinghouse, among other civic endeavors, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

 

Tags: Associates, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Trust Announces Rooker Hiring

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Industry Veteran to Serve as Chief Fiduciary & Risk Officer
 
Arvest Wealth Management is pleased to announce Chris Rooker has joined Arvest Trust. 
 
Rooker will serve as Arvest Trust’s chief fiduciary & risk officer. His primary job responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance to the Arvest Trust compliance team in the areas of fiduciary law, policies and procedures, audit, and business model development.
 
Rooker joins Arvest Wealth Management after most recently working at BOK Financial (BOK), where he served as the national fiduciary executive and managing director of specialty assets for BOK.
 
“With Chris’ 10 years of prior experience, he will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team in the areas of trust, litigation, audit, and regulatory compliance,” Arvest Trust president Donny Rogers said.
 
Rooker also previously worked at Southwestern Bank & Trust Company and Bank of America. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
 
Rooker is based in Tulsa, where he lives with his three children.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
 
About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 
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Tutt Joins Arvest Bank Mortgage Team in Benton

Wednesday, November 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mary F. Tutt has been hired as a mortgage loan officer.

Tutt will be based out of Benton. Among other responsibilities, Tutt will qualify customers for mortgage financing and meet with builders, realtors, financial planners and other entities to help create new business.
 
A Memphis native, Tutt has more than 30 years of industry experience. She moved to Arkansas in 2005, after she was forced to evacuate her home in Long Beach, Miss., due to Hurricane Katrina.
 
“We are so excited to welcome Mary to our team in Saline County,” Arvest mortgage manager Eric Cullum said. “Her years of experience will be a great asset to our customers, and we look forward to her helping us continue to grow in this area.”
 
Tutt lives in Malvern.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC
Tags: Arkansas, Associates
 

Eckman Celebrates 45 Years With Arvest Bank

Thursday, October 26 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank and Carolyn Eckman celebrated Eckman’s 45th anniversary with the bank on Oct. 21.  She is the long-standing branch sales manager at Arvest’s Bull Shoals location and the longest-tenured associate in the bank’s North Central Arkansas market that includes Bull Shoals, Yellville, Mountain Home, Harrison, Lead Hill and Flippin, Ark., as well as West Plains, Mo. 
 
“The Arvest culture focuses on relationships and a genuine commitment to serve our customers and our fellow associates,” said Tom Dame, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Carolyn is the epitome of our culture through her lifelong contributions to this community and our bank, and we are honored to celebrate this milestone with her.” 
 
“When you can come to work and fulfill your purpose of helping your community find financial solutions for every stage in their lives, it’s very rewarding,” said Eckman. “Forty-five years passes very quickly when you love what you do, and I still get excited about the great things Arvest does for Arkansas.”
 
Eckman began her banking career as teller after graduating high school. She was promoted to assistant branch manager and then branch sales manager. 
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
 
Tags: Associates, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Wealth Management’s Wright Earns Designation

Thursday, October 26 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Deanna Wright has earned Certified Wealth Strategist® designation, as issued by Cannon Financial Institute.

Wright is an assistant vice president and client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management in Fayetteville. She holds Series 7, 63, 66 and 99 securities licenses, as well as an Arkansas insurance license, and has been in the banking industry for 10 years.
 
Among other requirements, candidates seeking the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation must complete two weeks of instructor-led training sessions, four modules of directed study, a business plan and case study, and pass four online examinations. Those who earn the designation are required to complete 33 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain it.
 
“We are proud of Deanna’s accomplishment and know that it will help her serve her clients,” said Steve Burkhead, an Arvest Wealth Management regional manager. “She’s always looking for tools that can make her more effective, and that’s one of the things that makes her such a valuable part of our team.”
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
 
About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 
Tags: Associates, Fayetteville

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