2012 Festival of Wines Chair:
Ronald “Ron” W. Witherspoon
Ron Witherspoon, Executive Vice President and Sales Manager for Arvest Bank Central Arkansas, is responsible for the development and administration of strategic and operational plans in the areas of productivity, branches, new accounts, and special services to meet Arvest Bank’s corporate goals and objectives. In addition, he provides leadership, support, and direction to the marketing, consumer lending, and mortgage lending teams in central Arkansas.
Witherspoon started his career at Arvest in September 1997 as a manager trainee. He has also held the role of a marketing officer for Arvest Bank Tulsa, in which he oversaw the advertising, business development, public relations, and internal and external sales promotions.
A 2006 graduate of Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking, Witherspoon earlier graduated from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2001. He has attended several other leadership development courses throughout his career, and he received his bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Arkansas in 1995.
In addition, Witherspoon is very active in the community and is involved in several non-profit organizations. He serves on the board of the American Heart Association, Security BankCard Center, United Way, and Junior Achievement. Witherspoon resides in Little Rock with his wife, Nicole.
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