Arvest Bank Promotes Smith in Russellville

Thursday, February 14 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Ashley Smith to the position of assistant branch manager for its location at 209 W. Main St.

Smith has two years of banking experience, most recently serving as senior teller. In her new role at Arvest, Smith’s responsibilities include sales efforts, customer service, branch operations and security, among other duties.

“Ashley’s enthusiasm, initiative and drive to succeed make her a great fit for this position,” Arvest branch sales manager Vanessa Zavala said. “She will be an asset for both the bank and, more importantly, our customers.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Announces Gordon Hiring

Wednesday, February 13 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Nate Gordon as assistant branch manager for its location at 1701 South Zero St.

Gordon comes to Arvest with eight years of retail management experience. In his role at Arvest, Gordon’s responsibilities include sales efforts, customer service, branch operations and security, among other duties.

“We believe Nate is a perfect fit for this position,” Arvest branch sales manager Sandy Moore said. “We’re confident he will be an asset for both the bank and, more importantly, our customers.”

Gordon lives in Hackett with his wife and three children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Announces Sublett Hiring

Tuesday, February 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Clay Sublett as a senior vice president and commercial lender.

Sublett has worked in the financial services industry since 1979 and has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis in finance. In his new role at Arvest, Sublett will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Sublett will serve the Greater Kansas City metro area and will office at Arvest’s branch located at 6300 Nall Ave.

“I have long regarded Clay Sublett as one of the best commercial real estate bankers in our region,” Arvest executive vice president and commercial loan manager Brian Lee said. “Clay’s addition to our team will help Arvest Bank continue to serve as a leading provider of commercial real estate financing throughout our footprint.”

A member of the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Sublett earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Vanderbilt University.

Tags: Arvest, Kansas, Kansas City
 

Cross Named Senior Vice President by Arvest Bank

Thursday, February 07 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ryan Cross has been promoted to senior vice president.

Cross has more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry and currently serves as a commercial banker. He specializes in the commercial and industrial segments and real estate lending, while also helping businesses with their treasury management, purchasing card and international service needs.

Cross earned a degree in finance and international business at the University of Oklahoma and is a current enrollee at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He is a member of the Bond Advisory Committee for the City of Oklahoma City, treasurer and board member for the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, board member for March of Dimes, and a past president of the West Oklahoma City Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.

Cross and his wife, Shannon, have four children and live in Oklahoma City.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Arvest Takes Top Prize at ADFA Governor’s Conference

Thursday, February 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority hosted the Governor’s Conference on Homeownership Feb. 4-5 in Little Rock, and Arvest Bank’s mortgage division was recognized during the awards portion of the two-day event. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, far left, and Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) president Cheryl Schluterman, far right, stand with Arvest Bank associates as they accept the 2018 ADFA Lender of the Year Award in Little Rock earlier this week.

Arvest, which also sponsored the conference, won the 2018 ADFA Lender of the Year Award. The award came as a result of Arvest originating the most loans with the ADFA, using its down payment assistance program. 

The ADFA’s stated mission is to promote economic growth in the state of Arkansas by providing and supporting financing for affordable housing, agricultural business enterprises, industrial and economic development, capital improvement for state agencies and local governments, higher education funding and related programs, and by promoting better economic policy. 

“Arvest Bank respects and appreciates the vital role the ADFA plays in our state,” said Jim Cargill, president and CEO for Arvest in central, southwest and northeast Arkansas. “It’s a group that works really hard to raise the standard of living in Arkansas, and we are proud to work with them when opportunities arise. We are thrilled to be recognized as the 2018 ADFA Lender of the Year, and hope for even bigger and better things in 2019 and beyond.” 

The conference included numerous breakout sessions, comments by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and a keynote address by Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

PHOTO: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, far left, and Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) president Cheryl Schluterman, far right, stand with Arvest Bank associates as they accept the 2018 ADFA Lender of the Year Award in Little Rock earlier this week.

 

Tags: Arkansas, Mortgage

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