Arvest has promoted Don Walker to regional executive allowing him to assist a group of Arvest banks throughout Arkansas. In this role he will work with management teams and boards of directors in overseeing expansion opportunities, business plan execution, asset quality and budgeting. He will also be responsible for federal governmental relations for Arvest.
“Don’s 30 years of exemplary service and experience as a bank president in three of our markets gives him unique insight and expertise that will prove invaluable to the local banks that he will be serving,” said Arvest CEO Kevin Sabin.
Walker will return to Northwest Arkansas where he grew up and began his banking career. He previously served as a market president for Arvest in Siloam Springs, Bentonville and Tulsa, Okla. He has been in Tulsa since 1998. The Arvest Tulsa market has 39 branches and $2.1 billion in assets.
“I’m especially excited to be returning and living in the same city as my daughter, her husband and my 4-year old grandson. The thought of getting to spend more time with him during his formative years made this impossible to pass up,” Walker said.
Walker, who has been with Arvest for 37 years, began his career with the bank as a loan officer in 1978 in Bentonville after graduating from the University of Arkansas. Walker and his wife, Sheroll, have one adult daughter, Jessica Walker Nohl; a son-in-law, Brent Nohl; and a 4-year-old grandson, Walker.