Arvest Bank has named Kelly Carlson and Brent Gautier as assistant vice presidents for Arvest Bank in Benton County. Both are commercial bankers.
Carlson first joined Arvest Bank as a commercial loan assistant in June 2008. He was promoted to credit analyst in 2010 and to commercial banker in 2012.
A 2000 graduate of Bentonville High School, Carlson earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Harding University in 2004, adding a master’s degree in 2011. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association National and Graduate Commercial Lending School.
Carlson is involved with Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders and the Boys and Girls Club golf tournament committee. He previously served with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Cortney Carlson, have a daughter, 18-month-old Julianna Mae.
Gautier joined Arvest Bank in June 2005 as a credit analyst. He was promoted to commercial banker in 2012.
He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1999 and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas in 2002, adding a master’s degree in 2003. Gautier is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School at the Southwest Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
His wife, Amy Gautier and he have two children, 3-year-old Owen and 1-year-old Allie. Gautier is active in the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders and with the United Way of Northwest Arkansas.