Kendra Cain has joined Arvest Wealth Management as Chief Compliance Officer, effective March 20. She replaces Tom Harps, who recently announced his retirement after serving nearly 17 years as chief compliance officer at Arvest Wealth Management.
Cain will be responsible for the general oversight and support of the Arvest Wealth Management investments and insurance compliance program and team. She has more than 20 years of industry experience, previously serving as chief compliance officer in wealth management for a regional bank.
“Kendra’s extensive experience managing compliance programs at large financial institutions will be an invaluable asset to our company,” said Asa Cottrell, Arvest Wealth Management president and CEO. “We are excited to add her knowledge and expertise to the Arvest Wealth Management team as we continue to grow and navigate the changing regulatory landscape.
“Tom’s accomplishments during his extraordinary career spanning 37 years in the industry cannot be measured. We are grateful for his dedication to his role, our associates and our company, and we wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter.”
Cain received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation through the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) and holds several FINRA licenses, as well as a Louisiana Life and Health Insurance license.