Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Daniel Skipper and Shonda Walters to vice president and five additional associates to assistant vice president in its Fort Smith and River Valley region, which covers parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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Skipper (NMLS# 812970) serves as a commercial banker in Fort Smith and Walters (NMLS# 424310) as a mortgage lender in Clarksville.

Those promoted to assistant vice president are: Heather Appleton (NMLS# 1167714), branch sales manager in Paris; Tyler Atkinson (NMLS# 1168043), a commercial loan officer serving eastern Oklahoma; Lacey Klemm (NMLS# 1164061), a branch sales manager in Fort Smith; Yanira Torres (NMLS# 1376781), a personal banker in Fort Smith; and Traci Wilhelm (NMLS# 1376781), mortgage lender supervisor in Fort Smith.

“These are well-deserved promotions that show the depth of top-notch bankers we are so fortunate to have on our team,” said Roger Holroyd, president and CEO for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “Each of them goes above and beyond in their own special ways, but share a remarkable commitment to our customers that is a great representation of what Arvest is all about.”