Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Paul Davis has joined its local board of directors in Fort Smith, Ark.

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Davis currently serves as senior pastor at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith. He retired from Tyson Foods, Inc. after serving as vice president of customer development and vice president of sales operations – U. S. consumer products. Davis also worked for Procter & Gamble/Gillette, Johnson & Johnson and Monsanto Company.

“We are thrilled to add Paul to our board,” said Roger Holroyd, Arvest president and CEO for Fort Smith and the River Valley. “His background and expertise in business will be invaluable to us. There is no doubt Paul will make our team stronger.”

Davis earned a master’s degree in Christian education from Ashland Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Prairie View A&M University. He has previous board experience with First Tee – Northwest Arkansas and Foundation of the Mid South, and served on the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee. Additionally, Davis is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.