Arvest Bank executive retires after three decades

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After three decades working in various leadership roles with Arvest Bank, executive vice president Greg Stanfill retired from the company on May 2.

Stanfill went to work for Arvest in 1992 as a branch manager in Lowell and was later president of the bank’s Lowell market until 2012, when he became executive vice president and community executive for Rogers. He retired as regional director of community banks.

During his career Stanfill also received two gubernatorial appointments to the Arkansas Development Finance Authority board of directors.

Arvest Benton County president Brad Crain said Stanfill was a steadfast leader for 30 years, and his impact on the business is far-reaching.

“He has been a model of customer service, a mentor for associates and a leader who expects us to strive for excellence. He was always willing to bring a sense of humor to any situation, a great listening ear and a confidant and friend to many,” Crain told the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.

“Greg has been the face of Arvest in many of our communities and has been a strong voice and advocate of our community-market focus. Greg will be deeply missed, but we wish him the best in retirement and the new adventures that await.”

Stanfill is a Greenwood native and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1981.

Arvest has promoted Mike Willard to replace Stanfill. He’s worked for the company for nearly 20 years, most recently as president and CEO of the bank’s North Central Arkansas market.