Lebanon, Mo. graduate's experience and background make him an "ideal fit."
LEBANON, Mo. — Arvest Bank is proud to announce that Josh Helton has been named Community Bank President of Arvest Bank in Lebanon.
Helton joined Arvest Bank in April 2014, as a Commercial Banker. Since then, he has been named an Assistant Vice President, then Vice President. Before joining Arvest, he had 12 years’ banking experience in Lebanon.
“I am pleased that Josh Helton was selected by our local board and executives to serve as Arvest’s Community Bank President in Lebanon,” said Brad Crain, Arvest Bank President and CEO in Springfield. “Josh’s leadership skills, work ethic, personal integrity, broad knowledge of banking, and knowledge of Lebanon and its residents make him an ideal fit for the position.”
Helton said, “Lebanon has always been my home, and being able to help the local community is very satisfying. I thoroughly enjoy working with the amazing team of associates at Arvest, and am excited for what the future has in store. The recent remodeling project of our branch in Lebanon will allow us to better meet the needs of the people who live and work here.”
A Lebanon native, Helton graduated from Lebanon High School in 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Missouri State University in 2002 and is currently enrolled in the 2015-2016 Missouri Bankers Association Banking Leadership Missouri program with an expected graduation date of December 2016.
During his banking career in Lebanon, Helton has been active in community organizations. He is the president of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce board, the current treasurer for Project 360 Youth Services, secretary for Great Life Golf and Fitness board and board member for Lebanon Regional Economic Development Inc. He is a member of the Laclede Lodge No. 83, member and past president of the Laclede County Shrine Club and previously served on the board of Lebanon’s Habitat For Humanity.
He and his wife, Jess Helton, have been married for 14 years and the couple has two daughters; Saylor, age 9, and Stella, age 6. The family attends First Baptist Church in Lebanon.