Kennedy Hired by Arvest Private Banking

Friday, January 04 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Andrea Kennedy as a vice president and private banker.

Kennedy has 15 years of industry experience, including 13 at Arvest. She worked in private banking and commercial lending during a previous stint at Arvest.

In her new role, Kennedy will analyze and evaluate Arvest Private Banking client relationships to determine the products, services and strategies that would most benefit the client in meeting their financial goals. She will be based out of the Arvest location at 516 E. Millsap.

“We are very excited to have Andrea back and on the Arvest Private Banking team in Fayetteville,” senior vice president and Arvest Private Banking manager Xochitl Baxter said.

Kennedy holds an Arkansas insurance license and is Series 7- and Series 66-licensed. She lives in Springdale with her husband and their three children.

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Arvest Bank Names Ogden Area Loan Manager

Thursday, January 03 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Levon Ogden has been promoted to senior vice president, area loan manager after recently being hired back to Arvest in Fayetteville. He is based out of the Arvest branch located at 2761 E. Mission Blvd.

Ogden has 17 years of banking experience, beginning as a banker trainee with Arvest in 2001. He was promoted to commercial lender in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2014. He returned to Arvest as a commercial lender in November.

“We are glad to have Levon back on our team here in Fayetteville, as he is a tremendous asset for our customers and the community,” Arvest senior vice president, commercial loan manager Gene Gates said. “His expertise and experience is invaluable.”

Ogden earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business at the University of Arkansas. Additionally, he has completed multiple training courses associated with the Arkansas Bankers Association and Risk Management Association.

Ogden currently serves as a board member for the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club, a committee member for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fayetteville program, and a member of the Goshen Planning Commission, among other civic endeavors. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife and their twins.

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Arvest Bank Announces Gates Promotion

Wednesday, January 02 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Gene Gates has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial loan manager.

A 34-year veteran of the banking industry, Gates joined Arvest in 2014 and most recently served as senior vice president, area loan manager. In his new role, Gates is responsible for the origination, evaluation, approval processing, closing and servicing of commercial loans.

“This is a well-deserved move for Gene,” said Craig Shy, executive vice president, loan manager for Arvest in Fayetteville. “His experience and track record is commendable, and we look forward to great things from Gene in the years to come. He will serve our customers well.”

Gates earned a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Arkansas – Monticello. He is an active member serving on multiple committees for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and has held office with Ducks Unlimited among other civic endeavors.

Gates and his wife, Amanda, have two adult children and live in Fayetteville.

 

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Arvest Bank to Hold Community Retirement Reception for Judy Bryan

Monday, December 31 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will host a retirement reception for Ashdown native and lifelong resident Judy Bryan who is ending her career in banking after working in the industry for 52 years.

The public is invited to drop-by the reception on Monday, Dec. 31 between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 110 W. Main St. in Ashdown. Refreshments will be served. 

“Judy has been a trusted and valued financial resource for so many people here in our community and we certainly will miss her being part of our team,” said Danny Young, market president of Arvest Bank in Ashdown. “We are grateful for her dedication and she retires with best wishes from every one of us.”

Bryan said she plans to spend more time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren during her retirement.

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 Awards $500 to Beagle

Wednesday, December 26 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Courtney Beagle as the winner of a $500 award given to teachers throughout its four-state footprint. A total of 116 awards, totaling $58,000, are being given this year.

Beagle, who teaches first grade at Eunice Thomas Elementary in Cassville, plans to spend some time over Christmas break evaluating the best way to use the contribution.

“I am extremely grateful for the gift from ARVEST Bank,” stated Beagle.  “It is so nice to have businesses in the community invest in our students' learning by assisting teachers. Plus, my students were just as excited as I was!”

“It is a lot of money that can be used in so many ways.  I plan to sit down and do some research as to what it can be used towards. I want it to be something that can be helpful to this year’s students, as well as my students in years to come.”

The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on Oct. 15. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page, and the awards come at a time when some school budgets have been cut.

“Arvest is thrilled to help support not just Ms. Beagle, but all of our award recipients,” Arvest marketing manager Kyle Roberts said. “We know how hard teachers work to educate the children in our communities, and we hope these prizes can make their jobs a little easier.”

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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