Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Shawna Burgess, NMLS# 1878891.
Burgess, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, will serve as a business development officer and will be based out of the Arvest Business Resource Center located inside the branch at 5000 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. In her new role, Burgess will engage with and discover the needs of prospective small business customers and process business loan requests, among other duties.
“Shawna is customer-focused and brings a high level of experience, energy and knowledge of the community,” Arvest business banking manager Chris Raible said. “We welcome Shawna to the Arvest family and know she will do an expert job servicing the business banking needs of the Fort Smith and Greenwood areas.”
Burgess earned a degree in business management at what is now known as the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and is especially excited to work with small business customers.
“I’ll be in the Business Resource Center focusing on small business customers,” she said. “This is something that is dear to me because I grew up working in our family business in Van Buren.”
Burgess is an advocate for several local nonprofits and volunteers in the children’s nursery at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith. She lives in Fort Smith with her husband, Mike, and their daughter.