Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Jason England has been named president and CEO for the bank in Springfield.

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England has 24 years of industry experience with Arvest, most recently serving as loan manager in Springfield. He accepted that role 14 months ago after serving five years as commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County, Arkansas.

“Jason’s experience and expertise, as well as his passion for serving our customers and communities, made him the ideal person for this job,” said Brad Krieger, regional executive for Arvest. “He is committed to our bank-wide goals of expanding our digital service offerings to meet the needs and expectations of our customers, while also maintaining the high level of personal service our customers have come to expect.”

“Jason and his family also have done a wonderful job of immersing themselves in the community and embracing the Arvest spirit of delivering a positive and lasting impact in the areas we serve.”

England earned a bachelor’s degree in administrative management from the University of Arkansas and completed the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Pennsylvania.

A participant in Leadership Springfield’s Class 44, England also serves as a board member for Show Me Christian County, among other civic endeavors. England and his wife, Allison, have two children and live in Springfield.

“I am honored and humbled by this promotion, which I view as the opportunity of a lifetime,” England said. “I have formed incredible bonds and friendships at Arvest and throughout Springfield since coming to the area. I look forward to leading the bank as we continue to provide top-notch service to our current customers and pursue growth opportunities. Equally as important, we want to continue our tradition as a trusted community partner that makes the Springfield region a better place to live, work and play.”