Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Renee W. Huffaker has been promoted to Chief Compliance Officer.

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Huffaker has more than 25 years of banking and regulatory experience, including more than five years at Arvest, where she was hired as a compliance senior manager. In her role as Chief Compliance Officer, which was effective Jan. 1, Huffaker is responsible for the development and implementation of Arvest’s enterprise-wide compliance program and oversight of the related compliance managers and teams.

“Renee’s expertise and experience make her a natural fit for this position,” Arvest Chief Risk Officer Cara James said. “Compliance continues to play an increasingly important role not just here at Arvest, but industry-wide. Working with bank regulators, business unit leaders and her own team members, among many others, Renee plays a critical role in the bank’s success and has displayed the acumen necessary for a leader in this position.”

Huffaker, who is based in Tulsa, is both a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Nazarene University. She lives in Bixby, Okla.