Arvest promotes several in Fort Smith area

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Steve Griffin has been promoted to executive vice president for Arvest Bank’s Fort Smith-River Valley operations. He previously worked as the loan manager for the Arvest Bank area.

Griffin is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Advanced Commercial Real Estate Lending at Bank Administration Institute, Leadership Fort Smith at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Mid-South School of Banking, and National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.

He is currently chairman of the Fort Smith Planning Commission, Board Member of Fort Smith United Way and Board Member of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Advisory Board.

“Steve has been an important leader with our Senior Management staff and has done a tremendous job leading our Loan Division.” said Craig Rivaldo, president of Arvest Bank’s Fort Smith-River Valley area.

Also, Josh Crowe has been named the branch manager for the Rye Hill branch. Crowe previously served as assistant manager at the same location. He has been with Arvest for over three years and has completed the Assistant Manager Training Program and is a graduate of Leadership Arvest. Crowe was also named Assistant Manager of the Year for 2011. He is involved with Partners in Education and Friends of Greenwood.

Lindsey Dunn has been named the assistant manager for the Zero Street Supercenter branch. Lindsey previously served as the senior financial service representative at the Alma location. She has been with Arvest for more than five years and is a graduate of the Assistant Manager Training Program. She also serves as president of Alma Rotary. 

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