Kennedy to Lead Arvest Treasury Management Division

Tuesday, August 08 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Carolyn Kennedy as executive director of its Treasury Management division.

Kennedy has more than 20 years of treasury management experience and is a Certified Treasury Professional®. Most recently, Kennedy served as the leader of Specialized Sales Consulting in Treasury and Payment Solutions for SunTrust Banks Inc. in Atlanta. Her responsibilities included leading a highly successful Treasury Management sales team. She held several other roles during her tenure at SunTrust, including solution line manager for Treasury Management products. Prior to that, Kennedy worked for Wachovia Bank in a number of treasury roles.

In her new role at Arvest, Kennedy will manage all aspects of Arvest’s Treasury Management division, including sales, product management and client support. She will be based in Rogers, but will work with local teams throughout Arvest’s four-state footprint.

“After an extensive nationwide search for an executive director for our treasury management division, we are thrilled to add Carolyn to the Arvest team,” Arvest regional executive Lisa Ray said. “Her expansive experience will provide Arvest with a TM leader with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of treasury management technology, product delivery, customer service and sales.”

Arvest’s Treasury Management division offers a variety of solutions to assist a business in effectively managing its cash flow. From receivables and payables to funds management and fraud deterrents, Arvest’s Treasury Management team can help customize solutions for a company’s unique business needs. Solutions include Arvest Remote Deposit Capture, direct deposit of payroll, Lockbox, online banking and more.

Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Sweet Briar College, and minored in math and political science. She has served on the Georgia ACH Association Board of Directors, and was named Top Treasury & Payment Solutions Premier Performance winner for product management in 2007. Kennedy also has a proven track record as a leader, earning high scores in associate satisfaction surveys in her roles at SunTrust.

Kennedy and her husband, Burke, have three children.

Tags: Associates, Treasury Management
 

3 Join Private Banking Team in Springdale, Ark.

Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has added three members to its Arvest Private Banking staff in Springdale, Ark.

Katie Robinson, Matt Potter and Ray Ford have been promoted to Arvest Private Banking roles after serving the bank in varying capacities.

“We are excited to add these associates to Arvest Private Banking in Springdale,” Arvest Private Banking manager Mary Pedersen said. “We have had a need to expand and our Private Banking team with the growth of Springdale and our surrounding communities. With the experience this group brings, we can deliver the level of service our high net worth clients need. This is a move we’re confident will be fantastic for the bank and our customers.”

Robinson, vice president and Arvest Private Banking advisor, has been at Arvest since 2004, working in branch management and Arvest’s Treasury Management team. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Oklahoma State University, she is a graduate of the Leadership Fayetteville Class XXVI and the Walton Institute.

A current member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Robinson also has been actively involved with Fayetteville Public Schools and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, among other civic endeavors. Additionally, she was named a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2013 Forty Under 40 class. She and her husband, Kirk, have two children and attend Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Like Robinson, Potter will serve as an Arvest Private Banking advisor, analyzing and developing wealth management strategies for private banking clients, based on the client’s individual financial goals. Potter specifically serves physicians, executives and retirees.

Potter has worked at Arvest since 2006 and served in a variety of roles, including as a credit analyst and as part of Arvest’s Treasury Management team. Potter earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration, both at Missouri State University.

Potter and his wife, Amanda, live in Springdale with their son. They are active members of Cross Church. Additionally, Potter has held leadership roles at Rotary International and also the United Way of the Ozarks.

Ford will serve as an Arvest Private Banker, focusing on building relationships with customers and developing wealth management strategies based on specific needs and goals of individual clients. He has worked in a variety of roles at Arvest since 2010, including customer service, financial services, treasury management and wealth management.

Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Arkansas and is involved in various community activities in both Springdale and Fayetteville. He and his wife, Tiffany, live in Fayetteville.

This blog was updated on July 27.

Tags: Associates, Springdale, Treasury Management

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