Barbara Christ Selected for Kansas Leadership Program

Thursday, January 15 at 11:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Barbara Christ, Arvest Bank Branch Administrator in Greater Kansas City, has been selected to participate in the Kansas Bankers Association’s* 2015 Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) program.* Now in its tenth year, the BLOK program is a statewide leadership development program designed to build participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of the banking industry. 

As one of 20 members of the 2015 BLOK class, Christ will begin a series of four training sessions in February. The first session will educate participants about volunteer opportunities within the KBA, as well as the structure and governance of the association, which represents the state’s banks in the areas of government relations, law, education and insurance. The class will also gain insight into the state legislative process and how to develop meaningful relationships with state lawmakers. 
In the remaining sessions, spread over the course of the year, participants will hone their individual leadership skills; learn about the challenges and opportunities facing bankers and entrepreneurs in the state’s rural and urban areas, and visit Washington, D.C., to observe how Congress operates. In February 2016, Christ will graduate from the BLOK program, equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles within the industry and Arvest Bank. 
Barbara started with Arvest in 1996 as a part-time Teller. She then served as Program Manager and Curriculum Developer for Arvest Training Education and Development in Tulsa, Okla., for ten years. She relocated to Kansas City in 2010 where she is currently Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator. She is responsible for eight of the Greater Kansas City branches in their sales, operations, personnel and overall performance. She is also responsible for the oversight of the Arvest Small Business Banking department which works to provide resources and financial solutions to small businesses.
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