Arvest promotes John E. Gregson to community bank president for Arvest Bank Berryville. He takes over for Richard Kimberlin, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
Gregson has more than 18 years’ banking experience, most recently as a lender for Arvest Bank in Gravette. He began his career with Union Planters Bank in Jonesboro in 1993 and, since then, has worked for Heartland Community Bank in Sheridan, Union Planters Bank in Earle, First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas and National Bank of Arkansas.
“We are thrilled that John is able to step into the role that Richard filled so admirably over the past 14 years,” said Arvest Bank regional director Chad Evans. “John is more than up to the task and we are sure that he will fit in well with the team and community in Berryville.”
A native of Earle, Ark., Gregson earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in 1992. He has completed several financial industry training schools, including the Bankers Training and Consulting Course, Omega Performance Course and Arvest Bank Supervisor School. Gregson has served two terms as president of the Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce and is a board member for the Arkansas Self Storage Association. He and wife Gina have two children.