FORT SMITH, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Roger Holroyd has been named president and CEO for the bank in Fort Smith and the River Valley.

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Holroyd has been with Arvest for 25 years, most recently serving as president of its Siloam Springs bank. He replaces Rodney Shepard, who has been named Arvest’s chief customer experience officer. Holroyd, who has been president in Siloam Springs since 2012, will assume his new role effective Jan. 1.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to lead Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. I look forward to getting started and to meeting the many great customers and associates we have in place. I am also confident that, together, we can build on the great foundation that Rodney and his team have in place. We will do so by building on the same core values and commitment to community that anyone who knows anything about Arvest has come to expect.”

Roger Holroyd

Holroyd earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Harding University and a master’s in finance at Texas A&M. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Among other civic endeavors, Holroyd is a member of the school board for the Siloam Springs School District, and has been an officer for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Holroyd and his wife, Bonita, have two children.