Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Rebecca Lewis has been promoted to executive vice president and sales manager for the bank in Tulsa, Okla.

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Lewis has 28 years of industry experience, most recently serving as branch administrator and sales coordinator for Arvest’s Tulsa market. In her new role, Lewis will provide leadership, direction and resource stewardship across all sales channels, including the retail branch network, Arvest Private Banking and mortgage lending, among other responsibilities.

“Rebecca has been instrumental in the three decades of growth for our retail structure and has been at the forefront of industry and local changes that have contributed to our success in Tulsa,” said Kirk Hays, local president for Arvest in Tulsa. “Rebecca also has been an integral leader in our Hispanic banking efforts, as well as training and new product initiatives, numerous local and bank-wide advisory committees, new branch openings, incentive plan development, as well as mentor and leadership programs.

“She has the respect of all those who have worked for and alongside her. She is a culture warrior and has passion for the success of Arvest.”

Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance management from Northeastern State University and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Among other civic endeavors, Lewis has been an active participant on behalf of the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, Tulsa’s Young Professionals and Broken Arrow Business Women’s Association. She and her husband, Bob, live in Broken Arrow and have two adult children.

“Over my 28-year career with Arvest Bank, I have been very blessed to be a part of a dynamic company that has invested time and resources helping me to hone my leadership skills,” Lewis said. “Having served the past 16 years as Tulsa’s retail sales coordinator and then adding the role of branch administrator for our Owasso and Tahlequah markets, I am ready and excited about my next chapter with Arvest. I look forward to expanding my knowledge across all business lines and most of all helping others unlock their potential to become better bankers and stewards of our customer relationships. I look forward to working with all of my associates as we continue to live our mission: People helping people find financial solutions for life.”