Arvest Bank Promotes Wright to VP

Wednesday, January 31 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Deanna Wright has been promoted to vice president. 

Wright, also a client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management (AWM), is a Certified Wealth Strategist® who holds Series 7, 63, 66 and 99 securities licenses, as well as an Arkansas insurance license. She has been in the banking industry for 10 years. 

“This promotion is well-deserved,” said Steve Burkhead, an AWM regional manager. “Deanna is a valuable member of our team and views her clients’ individual situations from a comprehensive wealth perspective.” 

Wright earned degrees in business administration at Arkansas State University and Western National University. She and her husband live in Cave Springs with their two children. Wright is an active member of her community and is a member of Cross Church Pinnacle Hills.    

Tags: Arkansas, Associates
 

Arvest Wealth Management’s McLintock Earns Certification

Wednesday, January 24 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ben McLintock has authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. 

McLintock, a Springdale-based regional investment officer for Arvest Wealth Management, has worked at Arvest since 2014 and assists clients with growing, managing, protecting and transferring their wealth. His practice focuses on providing comprehensive wealth advising through financial and estate planning strategies. 

The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education and other requirements. 

McLintock graduated with a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in 1999 and later earned degrees at both the University of Arkansas School of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law. He also holds the credential of a Certified Fund Raising Executive®

Tags: Arkansas, Associates
 

Arvest Bank will Celebrate Career of Weber on Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 24 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank invites customers and community members alike to join in a celebration of Cindy Weber on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Weber, currently a client advisor assistant for Arvest Private Wealth Management in Fayetteville, has worked in the investment industry for 25 years. That includes all 15 years of her career at Arvest, where she also serves as a registered sales assistant. Weber will retire, effective Feb. 2.

A drop-in reception to honor Weber will be held in the conference room at the Arvest Private Banking office located at 516 E. Millsap, Suite 203, from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

“We could not be more thankful to Cindy for her contributions and accomplishments not just at Arvest, but in our community as well,” said Steve Burkhead, regional manager for Arvest Wealth Management. “She has been an invaluable team member for Arvest, our customers and many others whose lives she has positively impacted. We will miss her tremendously, but we know how excited she is about retirement and spending time with her family, in particular. We wish her all the best.” 

Prior to joining Arvest, Weber graduated from John Brown University and spent 10 years traveling the country as an efficiency specialist for another investment firm. 

Additionally, she is an active member of her church, where she works with her Seasoned Generation Small Group, mentors college students, and leads marriage conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Weber, who has three sons and five grandchildren, also enjoys travel and event planning.

Tags: Arkansas, Associates, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Video Series Features Russellville Boy

Friday, January 19 at 10:00 AM
Category: People Helping People

Jan. 19, 2018 – Ramsay Short’s perspective belies his age. 

“There’s plenty of things I want,” the 11-year-old said, “but everything I need, I can walk into my house right now and find it.” 

Short also knows that’s not the case for every kid that lives in the River Valley. That’s what led him to start making wooden pens in the family garage and donate part of the proceeds to help others. 

“He’s a typical 11-year-old,” Short’s father, Wilson said. “The room is messy. We need to learn better study habits, but you know… He’s got a gentle heart, and my boy wants to serve people. 

“And I guess that’s what I want my kids to be.”  

Ramsay Short is the 28th person and 13th Arkansan to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference. The idea came from the bank’s mission statement: “People helping people find financial solutions for life.” 

The MarCom Award-winning videos are available via Arvest’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the Arvest Blog – and the bank will make related posts each time a new story appears. Additionally, Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. Short’s video will launch on Dec. 8. 

Short’s idea to make pens and sell them in part to benefit the needy came after his father was gifted a wooden pen. Shortly thereafter, Short brought $100 he had been given for good grades to his father and asked if they could invest in a wood lathe to make pens. 

“I kinda looked at him like he was crazy, because what 11-year-old wants to buy a wood lathe?” Wilson Short said. 

Since then, the two have worked together to make and sell about 150-200 pens. And with each sale, Ramsay Short puts $1 in the bank. 

Once Short has $100 in the bank, he then makes a donation to River Valley Food 4 Kids. The $100 is enough to feed one child for a year, and River Valley Food 4 Kids currently serves more than 1,000 children in Russellville, Atkins, Pottsville and Dover schools. 

The Shorts do other philanthropic work as well, but making the pens, which take 30-40 minutes to make, is among their favorite times spent together. 

“It’s time that I’d never get back with him,” Wilson Short said. “I’m just proud of him.” 

About Arvest Bank

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, People Helping People
 

Arvest Bank Names Gould SVP

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Coral Gould has been named a senior vice president. 

Gould has 24 years of industry experience and has held several roles at Arvest. She currently serves as a credit administrator, providing leadership and day-to-day overall direction and administration of the lending operation functions of the bank. 

Gould earned an accounting degree at the University of the Ozarks and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Central Arkansas. She is also a graduate of the Barret School of Banking (formerly known as Mid-South School of Banking). 

A resident of Clarksville, Gould is a member of East Mt. Zion Trinity Baptist Church and currently serves on the Building Finance Committee as well as the Women’s Ministry Team. Gould also is a member of P.E.O., an organization that supports, encourages and motivates women to pursue secondary education by providing scholarships, grants, and loans. 

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

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