DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Case Barnwell has been promoted to community bank president for Delaware County.

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Most recently serving as an Arvest commercial loan officer, Barnwell has eight years of experience in the banking industry and has worked specifically in agricultural, consumer and mortgage lending, as well as bank operations. He also worked for two years as an accountant for Cherokee Nation Businesses.

In his new role, Barnwell will have overall responsibility for business development and team leadership in Delaware County. He will develop and manage a portfolio of agricultural and commercial loans, assume responsibility for the Delaware County balance sheet and income statement, and represent Arvest in the community.

“We’re excited to have Case serving in this new role. His track record speaks for itself, and the fact he is from Delaware County should be an asset for both Arvest and our customers. I believe Case will have a tremendous impact on the community.”

Roger Holroyd, president for Arvest Siloam Springs

Barnwell attended Pittsburg State University on a track and cross country scholarship, and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Additionally, he has completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s lending school and intermediate school of banking.

Barnwell is a current member of Rotary Club of Grove, and previously has been vice president of the Jay Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Delaware County Farm Fest, and a member of the Jay Lions Club, among other civic activities. He and his wife, Jordyn, live in Delaware County with their son.