Arvest promotes four bankers

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Arvest Bank of Benton County has promoted four employees at branch locations in Bentonville and Rogers.

Tim Griffith was promoted to vice president and branch manager at the Arvest Bank on New Hope Road in Rogers, and Charlene McNelly was promoted to assistant vice president at the Arvest Financial Center in Bentonville.

Caleb Smith was promoted to client advisor at Arvest Bank in downtown Rogers, and Randy Durbin was promoted to assistant vice president and treasury management advisor for Arvest, Benton County.

“These associates are dedicated to customer service and have each made significant contributions in their own unique way,” Dennis Smiley, president and CEO at Arvest Bank of Benton County, said in a statement. “They share a common commitment to excellence and exemplify Arvest’s approach to customer-focused banking.”

Griffith has been with Arvest for seven years, starting as a financial services representative at the Highway 71 location in Bentonville.  He spent time at the College location in Bentonville and the Financial Center branch in Bentonville before returning to the U.S. 71 location – this time as branch manager. He is a graduate of the Arvest Bank EDGE program, which focuses on team work, leadership development, banking knowledge and community relations. 

McNelly has been with Arvest Bank for 17 years. Most recently, she served as a consumer loan officer at the Bentonville Financial Center branch, leading the management of one of the company’s largest customer portfolios.

Smith started his career with Arvest in 2009 as a customer service representative. He was promoted to insurance specialist at Arvest Asset Management later that year, and became a client advisor assistant at the downtown Bentonville branch in 2011. He holds insurance licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the North American Securities Administrators Association. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas.

Durbin has been with Arvest for nearly three years. Before his promotion to the Treasury Management division, he was assistant branch manager at the Arvest Bank inside the Rogers Wal-Mart Supercenter on Walnut Avenue.