Arvest Bank Forms Saline County Advisory Board


Arvest Bank announced on Monday the creation of a Saline County Advisory Board that the bank hopes will broaden and enhance its support of the community.

The board consists of four members who will advise, support and serve as liaisons for the bank through relationships with local businesses and the community.

The advisory board members who will serve a five-year term are:

  • Grayling Hill, president of HilArk Industries in Benton and owner of HilBilt Sales Corp.
  • Lamont Cornwell Jr., executive director of the Saline County Economic Development Corporation. Cornwell was an executive in the gas utilities industry for 27 years, created a small business of his own and also served as a state representative for the county.
  • Mark Middleton, president of CommerceCorp International, a managing partner of MidCorp Investments and principal of Middleton Inc. He served as finance director for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign and was later appointed special assistant to President Clinton and deputy to the president's chief of staff.
  • Don Rhoads, president of Fleming Electric in Bryant.