For 2004 Jay graduate, Case Barnwell, the opportunity to live and work within his hometown was too good to pass up.
On March 16, he was named the community bank president for the Arvest branches in Delaware County.
Initially, Barnwell served as a commercial loan officer at Arvest Bank. He was named president of the Jay and Grove branches. He follows Steve Duff, who has transitioned into the real estate market.
Barnwell has eight years of experience in the banking industry and has worked specifically in agricultural, consumer and mortgage lending, as well as bank operations.
In his new role, Barnwell will have overall responsibility for business development and team leadership in Delaware County. He will develop and manage a portfolio of agricultural and commercial loans, assume responsibility for the Delaware County balance sheet and income statement, and represent Arvest in the community.
“We’re excited to have Case serving in this new role,” said Roger Holroyd, president for Arvest Siloam Springs, in a written release. “His track record speaks for itself, and the fact he is from Delaware County should be an asset for both Arvest and our customers.
“I believe Case will have a tremendous impact on the community.”
More about Barnwell
Barnwell grew up with his parents, Eddie and Leann Barnwell in rural Zena. At that time, both of his parents were teachers within the Jay School District. After retirement, the pair began working as a football coach and dean of students, respectively, at Bentonville West High School in Centerton,…
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