Arvest Bank Hires Henry

Monday, May 06 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chase Henry.

Henry will serve as a commercial lender, generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans, among other duties. He has more than five years of industry experience.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Chase to our team,” Arvest Bank community bank president Ted Sheets said. “His knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing at Arkansas Tech University and is working on a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

Among other civic endeavors, Henry is a member of the Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department. He lives in Hatfield with his wife, Holly, and their two children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

Arvest Bank Hires Magness as Mortgage Loan Manager

Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Randy Magness as mortgage loan manager for it Fort Smith and River Valley region.
Magness has worked in the banking and mortgage industries since 2011 and has 21 years of managerial experience. His role at Arvest will be to provide direction to the mortgage division in the Fort Smith and River Valley region, in addition to being responsible for its generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Randy joining the Arvest team,” said Mike Jacimore, sales manager for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “His extensive experience and expertise will be a great asset not just for Arvest, but more importantly, our mortgage customers. Randy’s enthusiasm, servant attitude and commitment to excellence will be a perfect fit with our culture.”

Magness attended College of the Ouachitas (formerly Ouachita Technical College), and has completed numerous industry-specific continuing education classes, as well as Harvard University online training programs.

Magness is an active member of local realtor organizations, past president of Kiwanis Club of Clark County, and is an active member of Northside Church of Christ. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Greenwood with their two daughters.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

Heavener Promoted in Fort Smith

Wednesday, January 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Emily Heavener has been promoted to assistant branch manager.

Heavener, who has 16 years of banking experience, most recently served as a senior teller. In her new role, Heavener’s responsibilities include sales efforts, customer service, branch operations and security, among other duties. She will work at the Arvest branch located at 3200 Rogers Ave.

“This is a well-deserved promotion,” Arvest branch sales manager Francisco Leon said. “Emily has a very successful track record and is a great asset for Arvest. I have no doubt this move will benefit both the bank and our customers.”

Heavener is a graduate of Carl Albert State College.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

Holroyd Named President and CEO for Arvest Bank in Fort Smith

Thursday, December 20 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Roger Holroyd has been named president and CEO for the bank in Fort Smith and the River Valley.

Holroyd has been with Arvest for 25 years, most recently serving as president of its Siloam Springs bank. He replaces Rodney Shepard, who has been named Arvest’s chief customer experience officer. Holroyd, who has been president in Siloam Springs since 2012, will assume his new role effective Jan. 1.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to lead Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley,” Holroyd said. “I look forward to getting started and to meeting the many great customers and associates we have in place. I am also confident that, together, we can build on the great foundation that Rodney and his team have in place. We will do so by building on the same core values and commitment to community that anyone who knows anything about Arvest has come to expect.”

Holroyd earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Harding University and a master’s in finance at Texas A&M. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Among other civic endeavors, Holroyd is a member of the school board for the Siloam Springs School District, and has been an officer for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Holroyd and his wife, Bonita, have two children.

Tags: Arvest, Fort Smith

Shootin Stars Sports Association Receives Arvest Foundation Donation

Wednesday, November 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Disabled athletes in Fort Smith will be able to experience the world of wheelchair sports and have an opportunity to continue an active lifestyle thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Northridge Middle School Gym in Van Buren. Chris Barnes, Jeremy Nuckolls, Jeannette Pham, and Gabriel Saysombath of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will allow the Shootin Stars Sports Association to purchase a new wheelchair designed specifically for sports, and additional equipment to repair and maintain existing chairs. 

“We are very appreciative of the Arvest Foundation for the donation to Shootin Stars,” said Doug Moore, treasurer and coach of the Shootin Stars Sports Association. “There is a newly injured young man and we’ll use the donation to buy him a new chair to fit him and play the adaptive sports. Our goal is to introduce newly injured individuals to wheelchair sports, show that a disability doesn’t have to get you down, and that you can adapt and overcome.”

Chris Barnes, branch sales manager at Arvest Bank, said, “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Shootin Stars Sports Association’s efforts to provide greater opportunities to men and women with special needs.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith

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