Arvest Bank announced it has hired Patrick Lewis and has promoted Rachel Tidwell.

Lewis will serve as a commercial loan officer, providing advice and guidance to commercial clients and prospects while addressing both short- and long-term financial goals for their businesses. Lewis has 11 years of industry experience.

Tidwell will serve as a commercial banker, generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans, among other duties. She previously served as a personal banker.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about these two moves,” Skip Colvin, Arvest community president for Arvest in Conway said. “Patrick is a superb addition to our team, and Rachel’s promotion is well-deserved. Both of them possess experience and expertise that will benefit the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration at the University of Alabama. He is a board member for both Kiwanis Club of Conway and the Children’s Advocacy Alliance. Lewis and his wife, Kaylen, live in Conway with their two children.

Tidwell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree at Southern Illinois University. She and her husband reside in Conway with their son.