Arvest Private Banking expands staffing in Benton County, Ark.
ROGERS, Ark. — Arvest Bank has announced that three new private bankers have joined the Arvest Private Banking teams in Benton County.
“We have seen a growing need to expand the staff at Arvest Private Banking in order to keep up with the demand we have for focused customer service and financial guidance for our customers,” Robyn Breshears said. “Kristy, Britni and MacKenzie are all extremely focused on how Arvest Bank can best assist clients in reaching their individual financial goals. Each one is a great addition to our team.”
Kristy Carney is a Private Banking Advisor and reports to Robyn Breshears, Private Banking Manager. She will work at the Lowell and Rogers Downtown locations. Carney has been with Arvest Bank for the past 14 years, starting as a Teller in 2000, then working as a Commercial Loan Assistant and Consumer Lender until 2012 when she moved to Springdale as a Private Banking Advisor.
A native of Greenwood, Carney graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, finance and banking. She holds Series 7, Series 66, and life and health insurance licenses in Arkansas. Carney has recently been named to the Ozark Natural Science Center’s board of directors. She and her husband, Sean Carney, have a daughter Avery. The family lives in Rogers.
Britni Menke was promoted to Arvest Private Banking as Business Development Representative. She will report to Breshears and will work at the Bentonville Financial Center and Bentonville Downtown locations. Menke first joined Arvest Bank in August 2013 as the assistant branch manager of the Financial Center location in Bentonville. Before then, she started her banking career as a part-time front line associate at The First National Bank of Barry in Barry, Ill., in 2007. She later worked for JP Morgan & Chase in Bloomington, Ill., before moving to Arkansas.
Menke attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill. While still in college, Menke volunteered for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and continued her interest in philanthropy through Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Illinois State University for the Ronald McDonald House. While living in Normal, Ill., she was a volunteer at the Children’s Museum and the Normal Public Library. She is an active member of New Hope Fellowship of Springdale.
MacKenzie Wallace joined Arvest Private Banking as an Administrative Assistant. She will report to Breshears and will work at the Financial Center in Bentonville. This is Wallace’s first job with Arvest Bank. She previously worked for a small company in Rogers where she oversaw finances and managed accounts.
A native of Gravette, Wallace earned an Associate of Science from Northwest Arkansas Community College in 2012. A new resident of Bentonville, Wallace has attended New Life Christian Center in Centerton for the past four years.