Arvest names Allen Huffman to lead Eureka Springs market

Arvest Bank announces Allen Huffman as community bank president in Eureka Springs. He takes over for Richard Kimberlin, who announced his retirement from Arvest in March.

Huffman has worked for Arvest Bank in Eureka Springs as an assistant vice president and commercial lender since 2010. Prior to that, he was a sales manager for Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.

“Allen is a hometown boy from Eureka Springs and an exciting choice to help lead our team,” said Arvest Bank Regional Director of Community Banks Chad Evans. “His experience and background in the local market has made him a successful commercial lender and gives him a great background for success as president.”

Huffman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 2007. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

He is the treasurer and second vice chair of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and a board member for the Mercy Health Foundation and the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Huffman served previously as president of the Eureka Springs High School Alumni Association and on the boards of the Holiday Island Rotary Club and the Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association.

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He and his wife, Paige Huffman, live in Holiday Island.

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