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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the financial services and bank and thrift industries. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Arvest Bank promoted Mike Willard to president and CEO of its North Central Arkansas and West Plains, Missouri region, according to the bank's blog.

He succeeds Tom Dame, who recently accepted an executive leadership position in Arvest's Springfield, Mo., market.

Willard's 15-year career with the bank includes serving as president and CEO of its Prairie Grove market in Northwest Arkansas.

Fayetteville, Ark.-based Arvest Bank is a unit of Arvest Holdings Inc., which, in turn, is a unit of Arvest Bank Group Inc.


Magnolia, Ark.-based Peoples Bank promoted Sarah Williams to senior vice president and loan officer, Sharon Gathright to senior vice president of operations and Debbie Arnold to senior vice president of marketing, according to Magnolia Reporter.

Williams began her career with the bank in 1990, Gathright joined Peoples Bank in 2001 and Arnold became vice president of marketing of the bank in 2015.

Peoples Bank is a unit of Golden Oaks Bancshares Inc.


John Race, a certified public accountant, retired from the board of Friendship State Bank, a unit of Friendship Bancorp, WRBI Radio reported.

Christopher Meyer, the CEO of the Friendship, Ind.-based bank, was elected as a director at the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.


Tupelo, Miss.-based Renasant Bank promoted Sam Potts to corporate treasurer and executive vice president, the Mississippi Business Journal reported.

Potts will keep his role as chief investment officer of the Renasant Corp. unit.