Arvest Bank Announces Richards Hiring

Friday, December 08 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Nichoel Richards. 

Richards, who has more than 15 years of commercial lending experience, will serve as senior vice president and commercial relationship manager. As such, she primarily is charged with developing business relationships with wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies across a broad range of industries.

 Richards will be based at the Arvest branch at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission, Kan., but will serve the entire metro area. 

“We look forward to combining Nichoel’s experience and credit expertise with the corporate culture and service model we embody at Arvest,” said Brian Lee, executive vice president and commercial loan manager. “She is a leader who has continually demonstrated the ability to uncover and serve the needs of her customers during her career. We’re thrilled to add her to our team of experienced commercial bankers.” 

Richards most recently worked as an executive director, relationship executive with JPMorgan Chase, where she assisted in helping build and expand the Kansas City region and won several national awards. She also spent 12 years at Wells Fargo, where she held numerous roles in collateral exam, credit and new business. 

Richards earned a degree in finance at Concordia University and has participated as a panelist for the Turnaround Management Association. She lives in Shawnee, Kan., with her husband, Tom, and their children.

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: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Names Carroll SVP

Friday, December 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kristen Carroll has been named a senior vice president. 

Carroll joined Arvest in 2001 as a consumer loan officer and now serves as Arvest Private Banking Manager. In that role, she leads the private banking team, manages customer relationships and is licensed as an advisor to sell insurance and investment products. 

In addition to holding Arkansas life and health insurance licenses, Carroll also holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. 

Carroll currently serves as a board member and secretary for Community Services Clearinghouse, among other civic endeavors, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith. 

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: Associates, Fort Smith
 

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City - Kathy Nelson

Thursday, December 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, Kathy Nelson, will be our guest of honor at the final session of Central Exchanges’ Conversations from the Top series for 2017. Arvest is proud to support this moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership throughout Kansas City.
 
Kathy will provide her insight and experiences on Tuesday, December 19th from 11:45am to 1:00pm at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central, Kansas City, MO 64105). Registration is required.
 
Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations. She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. In 2016, Nelson was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions Board of Directors.
 
Kathy first joined the KC Sports Commission in August 2010 as the WIN for KC Director then moved into President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission in November 2011. Prior to joining the KC Sports Commission staff, she was an active volunteer and member of WIN for KC and the KC Sports Commission for over ten years. Kathy was previously on the WIN for KC Advisory Board and has also been involved on the Women’s Sports Award Celebration committee. In 2010 she served as chair for the event, which featured Billie Jean King.
 
Before her time at KC Sports Commission, Nelson served in senior management roles in marketing, sales and promotions at Time Warner Cable and Metro Sports and held a number of roles at FOX 4/WDAF-TV in Kansas City including creative services manager, producer, reporter and editor.
 
Kathy has become a leader in Kansas City and was recognized in 2017 for her accomplishments when she was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the Women Who Mean Business. The Kansas City Star included her on their list of 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at number five behind Clark Hunt, CEO/Owner of Kansas City Chiefs; Dayton Moore, Royals General Manager; Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City’s Coach/Technical Director; and David Glass, Owner of Kansas City Royals. In November 2017, Kathy and the Sports Commission were honored as Sports Commission of the Year from Compete Magazine. In 2018, Kathy will be participating in Dancing with the Kansas City Stars to benefit Cristo Rey School.
 
More info here.*
 
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Tags: Kansas City
 

24th annual Arkansas vs Oklahoma Cross Country High School All Stars Meet

Wednesday, December 06 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to once again sponsor the 24th annual Arkansas vs. Oklahoma Cross Country High School All Stars Meet, one of the longest events of its kind in the US. The 2017 race was held at Rogers (Arkansas) High School 5K Mountie Cross Country Course on Nov. 11 in cool, overcast conditions. The teams are comprised of top high school runners from each state, and the team results score the first ten finishers from each state.

In the boys race, Oklahoma placed a strong 1-2-3, and the score was tied at 30 after each team’s first five runners. Arkansas then tallied the next five to lead to a convincing 90-172 team win. Daniel Nichol of MacArthur (Lawton) High School from the Sooner State took individual honors in 16:16.54 over the 5,000-meter course. Close behind was Mooreland High School’ Collen McLain in 16:20.31, followed by Cliff Littleton of Shawnee High School in 16:22.34. The top Arkansas runner was Carter Reynolds of Maumelle High School who took fourth place overall in 16:29.20.
 
Josie Carson of Lake Hamilton High School led a stampede of Natural State runners in 18:40.58 as Arkansas took the first seven places to race to a 59-204 victory. Freshman Hailey Day of Rogers Heritage High School was second in 18:49.30, with another freshman, Ali Nachtigal of Rogers High School, close behind in third at 18:53.74.  Kenya Bailey of Midwest City High School was the first Oklahoma runner in at 19:28.13. 
 
Complete meet results can be found at MileSplitAR.*
 
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Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Introducing Our New App: Arvest Go

Wednesday, November 29 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
We’re excited to introduce Arvest Go, our new mobile banking experience that makes keeping track of your accounts easy, fast and fun.
 
Arvest Go is now available for free download on the Apple App Store®* and Google Play™* for customers who have an iPhone® or Android™ device.
 
This entirely new app has a modern, sleek and user-friendly design with features we’ve not offered in our current mobile banking app, Arvest Classic.
 
Loaded With Features
 
The new features include fast fingerprint login, the ability to set up Quick View for easy access to your account balances, as well as the ability to add an optional profile photo and other user customization.
 
Of course, Arvest Go lets you deposit checks with Mobile Check Deposit, make bill payments with BillPay and transfer funds—all from the convenience of your phone.
 
Getting Started
 
If you are a current Arvest Classic and online banking customer, you can download the new app and log in using the same login ID and password you have always used.
 
If you are new to mobile and online banking with Arvest, simply visit with an associate at your local branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to get a login ID and temporary password. Once you’ve installed Arvest Go on your phone, enter your credentials and follow the prompts to create a new password and set up your challenge questions and answers.
 
Not an Update to Previous App
 
Please keep in mind this is not an update to Arvest Classic. Arvest Classic, while still available on the App Store and Google Play, will no longer be modified or enhanced with updates. Arvest Go will be updated regularly to include new features and functionality!
 
We’re excited to bring you this new mobile banking experience. It’s time to Arvest Go! Download it today! 
 
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Tags: Mobile Banking

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