Arvest Bank Names Watkins Vice President in North Central Arkansas

Wednesday, August 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank has promoted Tiffany Watkins to vice president, marketing manager for the bank’s North Central Arkansas market. She previously was assistant vice president and marketing manager for the territory.

Watkins is responsible for all marketing and public relations initiatives, manages the placement of traditional and social media, creates and manages grassroots efforts for multiple communities in North Central Arkansas, and works in collaboration with the Arvest Foundation to maximize charitable giving throughout the market.

She has more than 14 years of bank marketing experience with Arvest, and more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry.

“Tiffany is well-known and well-respected throughout North Central Arkansas and that is a testament of her dedication to serving our customers and supporting our area communities through a variety of projects,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “We are fortunate to have her in this leadership role, as she is the epitome of the Arvest culture we proudly nurture.”

Watkins’ community involvement includes her service as current board chair of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Harrison, past board chair of the North Arkansas Medical Foundation and committee member of the Harrison chamber’s Crawdad Days. She also was involved in the Believe Boone County initiative, a project of the Harrison chamber; and the Community Performing Arts Council at Arkansas State University, Mountain Home.

Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arkansas. She and her family live in Harrison. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank Promotes Gaffigan in Springdale

Tuesday, August 20 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Robert Gaffigan, NMLS # 1165470, has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of its Private Banking team in Springdale.

Gaffigan has 14 years of industry experience and has served in a variety of roles at Arvest, most recently as an Arvest Private Banking advisor. In his new role, Gaffigan is responsible for the management and development of that Private Banking team.

“This promotion is well-deserved and we look forward to great things from Robert,” said Chis Thornton, loan manager for Arvest in Springdale. “His experience and expertise will be a big benefit not just for the bank, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Gaffigan earned a degree in organizational management at John Brown University and holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, as well as life and health insurances licenses. He and his wife, Jenna, live in Rogers with their three children, where they attend First Baptist Church in Rogers.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Springdale
 

Arvest Bank Announces Boerjan Promotion

Monday, August 19 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Ben Boerjan* to consumer loan advisor.


Boerjan has had multiple roles at Arvest since 2015, most recently serving as a financial sales representative. In his new role, Boerjan will be active in the generation of consumer loans. He is based out of the Arvest branch located at 3421 South 74th St. in Fort Smith.

“During his time at Arvest, Ben has established an excellent presence in the community and has exhibited a desire to learn consumer lending in order to better serve his customers,” Arvest consumer lending sales manager Jack Farley said. “These attributes will serve him well in this new role.”

Boerjan lives with his wife and son in Alma, where he is an active member of Beyond Church.

*NMLS# 1516973

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Equipment Finance Performance Lauded by MonitorDaily

Monday, August 19 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Equipment Finance (AEF), a division of Arvest Bank, has been recognized once again by MonitorDaily, a leading publication of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

The publication recently released the 2019 Monitor 100, its annual ranking of the largest equipment finance/leasing companies in the United States. AEF climbed one spot to No. 83 after being ranked 84th last year. This is the fifth consecutive year AEF has been ranked on the list, and seventh time in the last eight years.

AEF ended 2018 with $310.1 million in loans and leases. That’s up 24.7 percent from 2017’s $248.6 million, according to MonitorDaily.

Additionally, AEF climbed from No. 89 to No. 82 in overall annual production. The move is largely the result of a 51.5 percent increase in new business volume, which went from $106.6 million in 2018 to $161.5 million in 2019.

“I am so proud of this team and what we have accomplished as a group,” AEF president Eric Bunnell said. “We strive for excellence every day in helping customers with their equipment finance needs, and our associates take a lot of pride in being recognized as one of the top equipment finance companies in the United States.

“As we continue to grow, we are expanding our calling efforts to new dealer relationships outside the Arvest footprint. We are in the early stages of developing these new relationships but we are excited about the future of AEF. Through June, we have closed $105 million, which is an increase of 41.5 percent from the same period in 2018.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Equipment Finance
 

City of Dardanelle to Receive Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, August 07 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The city of Dardanelle gets a chance to rebuild and restore thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the City Hall in Dardanelle, AR.  Shawn Bates of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

Dardanelle and many of its citizens were affected by the record-breaking flooding this past June and although the damage was great, the Foundation grant will allow some help in the restoration efforts to the city. Also, the funds will be used to assist citizens affected by the flood.

Mayor Jimmy Witt thanked the Arvest Foundation and the associates from Russellville locations that came to present the check. The funds will be used by the city to aid the residents most affected by the flood.

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation and our associates, we present this check to the City of Dardanelle and we are pleased to support our neighbors in this time of need.” -Shawn Bates, Community President Arvest Bank.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

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