Asa Cottrell has been named the successor to Jim King as president and CEO of Arvest Wealth Management.
King will remain a member of the Arvest Wealth Management board of directors while serving as an adviser to the firm throughout the leadership transition. He plans to retire in the first quarter of 2023.
Under King’s leadership, Arvest Wealth Management grew total assets under management from $6 billion at year-end 2011 to $15.9 billion at year-end 2021.
“I am both thrilled and humbled to take on this new role,” Cottrell said. “This is an exciting, transformative time at Arvest Wealth Management, and I look forward to helping our associates expand relationships with our current clients and form new relationships, particularly with Arvest Bank customers.”
Cottrell has served as sales manager for Arvest Bank in Little Rock since 2016, following 22 years with Arvest Wealth Management. He began his career as a client adviser and location manager in Siloam Springs, later advancing to become a regional manager, working with the Little Rock and Fort Smith markets. He has more than 30 years of industry experience. Cottrell is an AR Kids Read board member and a member of the Arkansas Bankers Association and Fellowship Bible Church, among other civic endeavors.
Cottrell earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas.
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