Arvest Bank Announces Gullett Hiring

Tuesday, August 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Christy Gullett to join its Arvest Wealth Management team.

Gullett comes to Arvest with 15 years of industry experience, including 13 working specifically in the area of wealth management. In her role as a vice president and regional investment officer at Arvest, Gullett will help identify services and solutions for clients, specifically in the areas of advanced estate planning and wealth transfer strategies, among other duties.

Gullett is a graduate of Missouri Southern with bachelor’s degree in finance, with an emphasis in financial planning. Among other civic endeavors, Gullett has volunteered for the United Way, Joplin Humane Society and Ozarks Public Television. She lives in Joplin. 

Tags: Joplin

Arvest Bank Announces Phipps Hiring

Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Phipps.

Phipps, who has more than 17 years of industry experience, will serve as a commercial lender for the Joplin region, but Lamar and Golden City in particular. In that role, he will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties.

Phipps earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Missouri Southern State University. He is a board member for the Lamar Metro Club, among other civic endeavors. Phipps and his wife, Misty, have one son. They are members of Pathways United Methodist Church.

Tags: Arvest, Joplin

Arvest Wealth Management Announces Secker Hiring

Tuesday, March 27 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Secker as a regional manager for its Arvest Wealth Management (AWM) division.

Secker brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role. His responsibilities will include market management, sales development management of the assigned AWM regional team, among other duties.


A graduate of Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in history, Secker lives in Joplin with his wife, Louise, and their three children. Among other civic endeavors, he is the current president of The Miracle League of Joplin and a member of the Joplin Rotary Club.

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Arvest Bank Announces Oxendine Hiring

Friday, March 09 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Terra Oxendine.

Oxendine, who has worked in the banking industry since 2006 and as a commercial lender for the last two years, will serve in that same capacity at Arvest. More specifically, she will conduct financial needs assessments and recommend the most appropriate products and services that fulfill customers’ immediate and future financial needs.

Oxendine earned an associate degree from Crowder College. Among other civic endeavors, she has been an award-winning volunteer for United Way and is an advocate for the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri.

A member of Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, Oxendine lives in Joplin with her husband, Grant, and their two children.

Tags: Associates, Joplin

Arvest Bank Promotes Pence in Joplin

Monday, March 05 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

 Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Darci Pence has been promoted to the position of associate mortgage lender in Joplin. 

Pence has more than seven years of experience in the banking industry, most recently serving as a mortgage sales assistant. In her new role, Pence will work closely with the mortgage loan manager in the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 701 S. Main St. 

Pence, who earned a degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University, lives in Joplin with her husband, Shane.


Tags: Associates, Joplin

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