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Arvest Trust Names New President

LOWELL, Ark. (Feb. 9, 2016) – Donny Rogers has been selected to replace Diane Wells as Arvest Trust president following Wells’ planned retirement earlier this year, Arvest Wealth Management CEO Jim King announced today.

Rogers has been with the company since 2008, when he was an Arvest Asset Management Location Manager in Fort Smith. In June 2014, Rogers was promoted to Director of Sales. Arvest Asset Management changed its name to Arvest Wealth Management, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Rogers’ current responsibilities as Director of Sales include regional management over AWM business in the Fort Smith, Little Rock, North Central Arkansas, Joplin, Mo., and Springfield, Mo., markets. He also serves as Sales Leader for the Regional Investment Officer team and oversees the Retirement Plan Services Group.

Rogers will maintain those responsibilities for the immediate future, but his regional management duties eventually will be split between David Biliter and Brad Griffin. Rogers will continue to work in Fort Smith.

“Donny Rogers has embraced the Arvest culture since the first day he started with the bank in October of 2008,” King said. “Donny started with AAM as our Location Manager in Ft Smith and was subsequently promoted to a Director of Sales. Donny’s leadership in those roles and his passion for Trust make him a great choice to replace Diane as our Trust president. We look forward to Donny’s leadership of Arvest Trust in the years to come.”

Wells retired after more than 30 years with the company.

“Diane has contributed so much to Arvest and AWM over her 32 years of service,” King said. “Starting many years ago as a Trust Administrator to her most recent role as our Trust president, Diane has been an important part of the growth of our Trust division at Arvest. In addition to her leadership and Trust knowledge, Diane represents so effectively our Arvest culture. Diane will be missed, but I know I speak for everyone at AWM in wishing her all the best in retirement.”