Payne Brewer has joined Arvest Bank, Benton County, as senior vice president and commercial banker. He will work from the Village On The Creeks in Rogers, according the release.
Brewer has worked for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville since 1997 as senior vice president then as executive vice president and loan manager. Prior to joining Arvest, he began his banking career in 1984 with Merchants National Bank in Fort Smith, moved to First National Bank of Fayetteville in 1988 and continued with successor banks – Worthen National Bank and Boatmen’s National Bank until joining Arvest.
“Payne is a benefit to the Arvest team wherever he works,” said Mark Ryan, commercial loan manager in Benton County. “His banking experience and knowledge is a treasure both to us and to Arvest Bank customers. He understands a businesses’ financial needs and knows how to provide sound solutions and advice to our customers.”
A native of Fayetteville, Brewer earned his bachelor’s degree graduating with high honors in 1984 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He has completed Arkansas Bankers Association Lending School at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 1985, American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., in 1987 and the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., in 1993.
Brewer has also been active in community service, involved in the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Washington County. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and served as a former president for the Fayetteville Northside Rotary Club; was formerly a board member and treasurer for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation; was a former board member for Lifestyles Inc.; and formerly served on the fundraising committee for the Arkansas Council on Economic Education. He is a graduate of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fayetteville Class of 1993.