ROGERS, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mark Ryan has been named Loan Manager and Executive Vice President for Arvest Bank in Benton County. He is replacing Bob Boehmler, who retired in May.

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Ryan has been with Arvest Bank since 1993. His most recent positions with the bank have been as executive vice president and commercial banking manager in Benton County, loan manager in Rogers and senior vice president and lender in Fayetteville.

“If we have to replace someone who has been so important to the bank as Bob Boehmler, I am glad that we could look to Mark Ryan to take over the job,” said Craig Rivaldo, president and chief executive officer for Arvest Bank in Benton County. “Mark embodies the Arvest culture of customer service and leadership with strong lending experience. We are excited about what he will bring to his new role with Arvest.”

Ryan is a 1978 graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1983. He graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1988 and is a Certified Risk Professional.

He is a board member of the Student Loan Guaranty Foundation of Arkansas and Junior Achievement of NWA. He previously served on the board of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

He and his wife, Jane Ryan, have four sons. The family lives in Rogers and attends Fellowship Bible Church of NWA.