Joe Raley, previously chief lending officer at Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs, has been named commercial banker for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville.
“We are very excited to welcome Joe back to Arvest. He has quality experience in the banking industry and we are confident he will be a great asset here at Arvest in Fayetteville,” Mark Ryan, executive vice president for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville, said in a statement.
Raley has more than 15 years of experience in directing loan and branch operations for regional and local banks. His recent banking experience includes banking center manager for Bank of America in Mountain Home, market manager at Arvest Bank in Eureka Springs, and chief lending officer at Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs.
He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in business administration. Raley has also attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado, Boulder, ABA National Commercial Lending School and the Arkansas Banker’s Association Commercial Lending School. Raley is involved with the Clear Springs School, and has previously served as the director of both the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Community Foundation.