Arvest Hires Kyle Davidson as Commercial Banker in Mountain Home

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Kyle Davidson as a commercial banker in Mountain Home. He will be located at the bank branch at 819 Wallace Knob Road.


Davidson has 18 years of banking experience and most recently was market president of Bear State Bank’s North Central Arkansas division. He also has served as vice president for First Security Bank in Mountain Home and was employed by First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas in Forrest City where he began his career in banking. 

“Kyle has been a leader and mentor in the banking industry for a long time and the opportunity to have him join the Arvest team is exciting for all of us here in North Central Arkansas,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “He has contributed to our community in many ways, both professionally and personally, and we look forward to the great work he will do for our customers.” 

Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural finance from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.  

He is a past president of the emerging leaders section of the Arkansas Bankers Association. Davidson and his family attend River Bible Church in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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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Arvest Bank Hires Katy Donovan as Branch Sales Manager in Harrison

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Katy Donovan who will serve as branch sales manager for the bank’s Northside branch located at 700 North Main Street in Harrison. 


Donovan has almost 20 years of experience in the banking industry and comes to Arvest from Bear State Bank in Harrison where she was the market coordinator for the bank. She also has experience as a teller supervisor, personal banker and financial service representative. 

“Katy is a returning member of the Arvest Bank family and we are thrilled to welcome her back to the team,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Her broad experience with multiple organizations greatly benefits her in her new role and our customers will benefit from that knowledge as well.”

Donovan, her husband and children have been residents of Harrison for six years. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.   

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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. 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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Arvest Bank Completes Bear State Bank Conversion

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Total Assets Now at Approximately $18.76 Billion

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Sept. 25, 2018) – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that it completed Monday the transition and conversion process of Bear State Bank customers, branches and systems.

Arvest entered an agreement to acquire Bear State Financial, Inc. – the parent company of Bear State Bank – in August 2017. The cash transaction valued at approximately $391 million brought Arvest’s total assets to approximately $18.76 billion, and total number of branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to more than 270. Arvest entered 15 new communities – and added 20 branches – in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma via the acquisition.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new customers,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We believe they will feel right at home with Arvest, and we look forward to getting to know them and our new communities even better. This has been a long process, but as we’ve said from the beginning, the customer-first approaches of both Arvest and Bear State have made this a natural fit.”

In addition to a significantly larger branch network, former Bear State customers also will benefit from an expanded portfolio of financial products, services and solutions – such as wealth management services, robust mortgage programs, agri banking and equipment financing – now available to them. Many of these benefits are available not just in bank branches, but via Arvest’s online and mobile banking platforms.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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. 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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Arvest Bank Hires Cody Gregory as Commercial Banker in Harrison

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Cody Gregory as a commercial banker in Harrison. Gregory has almost four years of experience in the banking industry and most recently worked as a loan officer for Bear State Bank in Harrison. 


“Cody will be a great asset to our company and the fact that he grew up in Harrison and is well-respected by this community are additional benefits for us,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “We look forward to the great work he will do for our customers in this area.”

Gregory is a graduate of Valley Springs High School. He earned an associate’s degree from NorthArk College and a bachelor’s degree from Cox College, graduating cum laude from both. He attended consumer lending school and commercial lending school, both of which are programs of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

He is an ambassador for the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Harrison Kiwanis Club. Gregory and his family are members of Crossroads Community Church.

He will be located at Arvest’s Hester Crossing branch at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 North in Harrison. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 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.

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Arvest Bank Hires Zack Lashley as Business Banker in Mountain Home

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has hired Zack Lashley as a business banker who will work out of the bank’s location at 2619 Hwy. 62 East in Mountain Home. 

Lashley comes to Arvest from Bear State Bank where he has worked as a branch manager and consumer/ commercial lender for the past eight years.  

He is a native of Mountain Home and a graduate of Mountain Home High School. Lashley earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Zack into the Arvest family as he joins our professional and knowledgeable team here in Mountain Home,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “There’s a definite advantage to hiring associates who are familiar with, and invested in, the communities in which we work and we look forward to the great work Zack will do for our customers.” 

Lashley and his family live in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 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.

 

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