Mortgage Lender Finds New Home at Arvest Bank

Thursday, February 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Tara Flackus, Associate Mortgage Loan Officer.

Tara will have a primary focus on serving communities in Gardner, Ottawa and those in-between. She is dedicated to providing a great customer experience by becoming the resource her clients need and trust.

Tara is no stranger to delivering quality work under pressure. Originally from New York, she joined the Air Force after high school and began a career in fixing medical equipment. Following a tour in Germany she returned to the states to become an instructor in the DoD military course teaching medical maintenance to Army, Navy and Air Force recruits.

In early 2018, Tara decided to end the healthcare chapter and focus on another adventure – motherhood and mortgage lending.

Tara and her husband stay busy managing work schedules and attempting to keep up with their three children – ages 10, 5 and 3 – and two dogs.

Thank you for your service and welcome to Arvest, Tara!

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Mortgage
 

Kansas City Mortgage Lender Finds New Home at Arvest Bank

Tuesday, February 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Bridget Oelklaus-Gering, Mortgage Loan Officer.

Bridget has dedicated over 35 years to the home-buying industry. She operates on the Arvest core values to strive for excellence and to communicate openly. Bridget takes pride in working hard for her customers and believes it is her duty to provide five-star customer service while being readily available to assist her clients. She finds unique value in her ability to educate her clients on various loan programs and the process of each.

Bridget is a William Jewell College graduate where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Business. She later earned her Masters of Science Management from Baker University. No stranger to education, Bridget dedicated her spare time to teaching business classes at Maple Woods Community College.

With her, Bridget is accompanied by long-time assistant Nicole Phelan. This dynamic duo has worked side-by-side for over 2 years.

Arvest Bank is excited to welcome both Bridget and Nicole to the team!

Tags: Associates, Kansas City, Mortgage
 

Arvest Bank Announces Sublett Hiring

Tuesday, February 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Clay Sublett as a senior vice president and commercial lender.

Sublett has worked in the financial services industry since 1979 and has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of commercial real estate, with an emphasis in finance. In his new role at Arvest, Sublett will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Sublett will serve the Greater Kansas City metro area and will office at Arvest’s branch located at 6300 Nall Ave.

“I have long regarded Clay Sublett as one of the best commercial real estate bankers in our region,” Arvest executive vice president and commercial loan manager Brian Lee said. “Clay’s addition to our team will help Arvest Bank continue to serve as a leading provider of commercial real estate financing throughout our footprint.”

A member of the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Sublett earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Vanderbilt University.

Tags: Arvest, Kansas, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Welcomes Kevin Rooney

Friday, December 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Rooney.

Rooney will serve as senior vice president and commercial banker.

“Kevin has an established track record of capital-raising and assisting clients with strategic initiatives,” said Brian Lee, executive vice president and commercial loan manager. “He is a leader who has continually demonstrated the ability to uncover and serve the needs of his clients during his career. We’re thrilled to add him to the Arvest team of experienced commercial bankers.”

Rooney most recently worked as a senior vice president, relationship manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped build and expand the Great Plains region. Rooney also spent time with Aquila, Inc., practicing mergers and acquisitions work. He is a corporate finance professional with extensive commercial and investment banking experience.

Among other civic endeavors, Rooney currently serves on the National WWI Museum and Memorial board of trustees and on the Eisenhower Foundation board of directors.

Rooney earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He is based at the Arvest branch located at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission, Kan.

Tags: Arvest, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri
 

Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City: How to Make Networking Work for YOU!

Monday, November 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Debbie Leonard is a CPA, but fortunately, not a typical one! A tax partner for 13 years with Thill & Leonard CPA’s, Debbie holds an MBA and is one of the few CPAs that hold a CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member). Debbie is a well-respected advisor, sought after speaker and friend to the busiess and real estate community. She views business development as a vital component to a successful business. After years of networking success, Debbie has shared how to take the mystery out of networking and has helped people all over the country be more productive with their networking time.

Author of The C’crets of Networking, Debbie has appeared on MSNBC and conducted numerous workshops on improving networking skills. One of the “C’crets” Debbie emphasizes in her workshops is recognizing “non-traditional” networking opportunities.

This is your chance to hear the “how to” and stories of successful non-traditional networking strategies – and most importantly, how to make them work for YOU! Find out how to:

  • Skip the same old networking events
  • Recognize the non-traditional opportunities for connecting
  • Identify the decision makers and their “hot buttons”

Join Central Exchange, Arvest Bank and Debbie Leonard for this informative session on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 11:45am to 1:00pm at the Grid (12022 Blue Valley Pkwy, Overland Park, KS). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please contact Heather Ober at (913) 261-2265 or hober@arvest.com to reserve your spot today.

Hosted by Central Exchange. Sponsored by Arvest Bank. 

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