JOPLIN, Mo. — Arvest Bank recently announced Chad Evans, Regional Director of Community Banks for Arvest Bank in Benton County, as President and CEO of Arvest Bank for the Joplin market effective August 1. Evans will replace Doug Doll, who announced his retirement plans for first quarter 2016.

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In making the announcement, Cliff Gibbs, a Regional Executive of Arvest Bank, said, “Chad Evans is returning to Joplin after having worked in three other Arvest markets. He was in Joplin when we started our bank and has a great depth of knowledge in all areas of banking. During his 23-year career, he has been a part of overseeing expansions in new markets and leading the way in various community initiatives. His focus is on ensuring great customer service and helping our associates provide the very best banking experience available.”

Evans’ career included working as Operations Manager in Joplin 18 years ago. His experience also includes Arvest In-Store Management, Community Bank President, Sales Manager and most recently, Regional Director of Community Banks.

“I am very honored to be joining the exceptional Arvest team in Joplin and the surrounding areas. I look forward to continuing the history of solid community leadership and exceeding customers’ expectations that is the key to Arvest’s style of banking.”

Chad Evans

Evans is a graduate of Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Ark., and received his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark. Evans has also attended National Consumer Credit School, Walton Institute, National Commercial Lending School and Southwest Graduate School of Banking. He and his wife, Jana, have two sons, Noah and Caleb.

Doug Doll has been named Chairman of the Joplin market during this transition. Doll plans to retire in the first quarter 2016. He will assist Evans with the transition into the President role during this time.

“I look forward to working with Chad again and making the transition of leadership as seamless as possible,” Doll said. “We have an impressive group of talented Arvest associates in this region and I know they will all benefit from Chad’s leadership.”