ABA elects Arvest Bank leader to board of directors

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 1,037 views 

Arvest Bank announced Wednesday (Oct. 21) that president and CEO Kevin Sabin has been elected to the American Bankers Association (ABA) board of directors.

Sabin was put up for nomination in September. He was elected during ABA’s virtual annual meeting on Tuesday. He will serve a three-year term, according to an Arvest news release.

ABA board members guide public policy on industry issues, serve as advocates and oversee the association’s fiscal operations, among other responsibilities.

“The American Bankers Association has been an important voice and advocate for banks in the U.S. throughout my career and I’m excited to have an opportunity to contribute to its efforts in the future, especially as it helps America’s banks navigate these challenging times,” Sabin said in a statement. “Never has the role of ABA, or the mission of banks, been more important to the communities and customers they serve. I am honored ABA would ask me to help carry out this important work.”

Sabin, who has worked for Arvest since late 1998 and been president and CEO for the past eight years, is based in Tulsa.

Arvest operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The bank had $23.2 billion in assets as of June 30, according to the FDIC.