Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Dr. Sheldon Riklon and Hans Driessnack have joined its local board of directors in Springdale, Ark.

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One of only two Marshallese doctors practicing in the United States, Riklon sees patients at Community Clinic in Springdale – offering culturally appropriate care to its Marshallese patients – and also is a faculty member at the Office of Community Health and Research at UAMS Northwest. Riklon earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and a doctoral degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Driessnack is CEO at Northwest Medical Center – Springdale. He earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality at the University of Alabama and a master’s in business administration at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Driessnack is a board member for the Springdale Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Springdale and a member of the Rotary Club of Springdale, among other civic endeavors.

“We are thrilled to add Sheldon and Hans to our board,” said Kent Williamson, president for Arvest in Springdale. “Their diverse backgrounds and expertise in multiple fields will be invaluable to us. There is no doubt they make our team stronger.”