Congratulations Barbara Christ of Greater Kansas City

Friday, August 04 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest in Greater Kansas City has yet another reason to be proud of their associates. The local sales manager, Barbara Christ, was named one of the NextGen Leaders by the Kansas City Business Journal.

The goal of the NextGen Leaders program is to pinpoint those in the Kansas City business and civic community who are beginning to wield their influence through leadership at their companies, on nonprofit boards or through other community involvement. The Kansas City Business Journal helps connect them with each other, current leaders in Kansas City and KCBJ readers.

Barbara has dedicated over 20 years to Arvest Bank and the financial industry (#BankOnHer). She is responsible for the delivery of retail and small business banking throughout the Kansas City region.

Barbara received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. Before relocating to Kansas City in 2010, Barbara served as the program manager and curriculum developer for the Arvest training education and development department.

Barbara is very active in community organizations, holding a board position with Junior Achievement and volunteering her time with urban core outreach programs. She enjoys spending time with her family and trying to keep up with her two active teenage boys.
 
Congratulations, Barbara!
 
Tags: Associates, Community Support, Kansas City
 

Kansas City Market Welcomes McNeill

Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Kenton McNeill in its Greater Kansas City market.

McNeill, who has worked in a variety of roles during a 30-year banking career, will serve as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. Arvest Private Banking provides clients unlimited access to a team of experienced professionals offering integrated advice in all areas of financial management.

Among McNeill’s duties, he will analyze and develop wealth management strategies for private banking clients to help them reach their financial goals. He will be based at the Arvest branch at 911 NE Sam Walton in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and serve consumers throughout Greater Kansas City.

“We are thrilled to add Kenton’s expertise to our team,” said Amy Morbeck, Arvest Private Banking manager for Greater Kansas City. “He has a vast array of experience, a great attitude, and is dedicated to providing personalized service to our customers.”

A native of Greater Kansas City, McNeill has held leadership roles in a number of community, professional, and nonprofit organizations, including Rock the Cure KC, Banker’s Institute, the American Club Association, Leadership Lenexa, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and numerous area chambers of commerce.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Conversations from the Top Set for July 27 in Kansas City

Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Holly Streeter-Schaefer, attorney at Burns & McDonnell, will speak at our fifth event of the Central Exchanges’ 2017 Conversations from the Top series, which is a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership in Kansas City.

Holly will share her insight from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 27, 2017, at the Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central St., Kansas City, Mo.). Registration* is required.

In the Conversations from the Top series, you’ll hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their respective fields. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 

July’s speaker has a technical background as a construction engineer that preceded her experience as a practicing attorney specializing in construction law for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Burns & McDonnell, Holly was a shareholder at a major national law firm where she concentrated on design and construction-related contracts, risk management, insurance issues and litigation. She also spent several years working for a large, national construction company as corporate counsel.

Holly has extensive knowledge in preparing, analyzing and negotiating design and construction contracts, teaming and joint venture agreements, subcontracts and supplier agreements. She is also experienced in litigating claims involving construction defects, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens and insurance issues. She has considerable experience in the areas of construction project claims prevention and alternative dispute resolution.

Her passion for construction is not limited to legal issues. She is past president of National Association of Women in Construction Greater Kansas City, Missouri Chapter 100 and is the current Scholarship Foundation president for NAWIC Chapter 100. She is also a board member of Central Exchange, chairing CX’s WiSTEMM committee. She is currently the chair of the Code Board of Appeals for the City of Overland Park, Kansas and recently joined Overland Park’s Board of Zoning Appeals. She is also a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City’s Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni program.

She received a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, with distinction, from Iowa State University and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Tags: Community Support, Kansas City
 

Welcome Rob Croake and Heather Ray in Kansas City

Wednesday, June 14 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest is pleased to announce the additions of Rob Croake, mortgage lending supervisor and Heather Ray, mortgage loan officer to the mortgage team in Greater Kansas City.  
 
A graduate of Miami University with a M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, Rob has over 20 years of management experience in the mortgage and financial services industry. He will actively seek opportunities to build internal and external relationships to help grow Arvest’s mortgage presence in Kansas City. He resides in Leawood with his wife and four children. 
 
A Kansas City native, Heather has a bachelor’s degree in business management. She has most recently worked as a business development manager at LeaderOne Financial Corporation and Operations Manager at Creative Planning, Inc. She resides in Johnson County with her four daughters and sits on the board for Quixotic Foundation. 
 
Welcome to Arvest, Rob and Heather! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City Welcomes Clemenson

Tuesday, June 06 at 06:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Industry veteran takes on commercial banking role.

KANSAS CITY, Kan . – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Eric Clemenson as a commercial relationship manager in its Greater Kansas City market.

Clemenson has more than 13 years of banking experience, including consumer banking and treasury management, in the Kansas City area. His commercial lending experience largely is concentrated in industry niches such as manufacturing, wholesale distribution, construction and commercial real estate.

In his new role, Clemenson will be responsible for developing new commercial loan and deposit business. He will office at Arvest’s branch at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission.

Clemenson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Park University, and is a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Overland Park. He and his family live in Olathe.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Press Release
 

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City June 14

Friday, June 02 at 06:20 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Kimberly Young, executive director of the Bloch Executive Education Center, will speak at our fourth event of the 2017 Conversations from the Top series which is a moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership in Kansas City. 

Kimberly will share her wisdom on June 14, 2017, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central., Kansas City, Mo.). Registration* is required.
 
In the Conversation from the Top series, you’ll hear inspirational stories from women who have faced challenging issues as they worked their way to the top of their field. They will share insights about their journey and give you things to think about in how you can achieve your own goals. 
 
June’s speaker, Kimberly has worked in multiple industries with world-class clients such as Coca Cola Company, H&R Block, Eli Lilly, Boeing, 3M Corporation and Sprint. She has spent more than 20 years helping organizations grow revenue and optimize operations. 
 
Prior to joining the Bloch School, Kimberly worked for the global consulting firm, Ernst & Young (Cap Gemini) and was national director of strategy, research and planning for global management services corporation ARAMARK. In her current role, as executive director at the University of Missouri — Kansas City, she builds relationships with the local community to create mutually valuable partnerships between academia, enterprise, government and non-profit.
 
She is active in her community through board service and volunteer work. She is the immediate past chair of the board of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and serves on the board of directors for the Central Exchange. She has also served on the board of Alphapointe Association, Renaissance Theatre Project in Atlanta Georgia, co-chair of the Kansas City Duke Club and a member of the Junior League of Kansas City and the Jackson County Missouri Links.

Kimberly attended Duke University where she earned a B.A. in public policy studies and Cornell University where she earned an M.B.A. as well as a master’s of management in hospitality.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution. 

Tags: Community Support, Kansas City

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