Arvest Bank In Benton County Promotes Nine

Friday, August 07 at 02:10 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

It's a pleasure to see so many of our associates in Benton County, Ark., grow their careers with Arvest. 

ROGERS, Ark. — Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors for Arvest Bank in Benton County has approved promotions for nine associates.

“Promotions are taken to the board on a periodic basis by the respective senior managers,” said Craig Rivaldo, President and CEO of Arvest Bank in Benton County. “These are commendable associates who have displayed leadership ability, passion for the job they do and for the community they live in, are leaders of their respective departments or divisions, and exemplify the Arvest core values.”

Kelly Carlson was named as Vice President, Commercial Banker II. Carlson has been a Commercial Banker I since joining the commercial lending team in August 2012. As a Commercial Banker he has originated $57 million in commercial loans throughout Northwest Arkansas. He started working for Arvest Bank in June 2008.

Amie Fielder has been named Vice President, Client Advisor. Fielder has been a Client Advisor since 2006. She started with Arvest Bank in 1996 as a teller. She holds a Series 7, Series 66 and insurance licenses as well as a Certified Wealth Strategist designation. 

Michelle Hauge has been named Vice President, Client Advisor. Hauge has been a Private Banking Client Advisor since 2006. She joined Arvest in 2005 and received her Certified Wealth Designation in 2013. 

Steve Gibbs has been named Vice President, Client Advisor. He joined Arvest as a Client Advisor in 2003. He earned the Certified Wealth Strategist designation in 2012. 

Catherine Alexander has been named Assistant Vice President, Trust Advisor. Alexander joined Arvest Bank in 2012 as a Credit Analyst and moved to the Trust Department as a Trust Advisor sometime shortly thereafter. She focuses on the trust business development for the Bella Vista market. 

Ryan Mattiza has been named Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending. Mattiza works from the Village on the Creeks branch and has been in the top 15 lenders for Arvest over the past three years. In 2015 he is currently ranked fourth in the company with $13 million in loan production through the end of May. He joined Arvest Bank in 2009 after relocating from the Kansas City Arvest market. 

Nicole LaRocco has been named Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Lending. LaRocco works from both the Village on the Creeks and the Bentonville Financial Center locations. As a Mortgage Lender over the past three years, she averages $26 million in total production annually and has been in the top 20 lenders for Arvest Bank. 

Adam Robinson has been named Assistant Vice President, Consumer Lending. Robinson is a Consumer Lending Officer at the Sugar Creek branch for the past two years. He previously was a Personal Banker in Centerton. 

Beverly LaFera has been named Assistant Vice President, Consumer Lending. LaFera has been a Consumer Lending Officer for 14 months at the downtown Bentonville branch. She previously was a Residential Mortgage Loan Assistant. 

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

Investment products and services are provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Asset Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Securities and Insurance Products are: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank.

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