Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Brian Ross in Bartlesville.

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Ross serves as a vice president and trust officer. In that role, he is responsible for fiduciary account administration of personal trusts, estates, investment accounts and individual retirement accounts. Additionally, Ross has earned the designation of a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

“Brian’s experience and expertise are a tremendous asset not just to the bank, but more importantly, our customers,” Arvest Wealth Management regional manager Josh Randolph said. “His expertise in the areas of financial education and tribal affairs, in particular, are a welcome addition. Brian also is very civic-minded, another trait that will serve the bank and community well.”

Ross has 28 years of industry experience, including a stint with the U.S. Department of the Interior. During that time, he was recognized with a Federal Customer Service Award for Interior for overseeing the development and implementation of financial literacy programs in Indian country, among other efforts.

Ross earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Northeastern State University and is an Accredited Financial Counselor®.

A member of both the Bartlesville City Planning Commission and the current Leadership Bartlesville class, Ross also is active with the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce and the Bartlesville Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.