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Arvest Banks hires Bass as community market president in Hot Springs

Arvest Bank recently announced the hiring of Franklin Bass as community market president in Hot Springs.

Bass brings more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry to his new position, a news release said. Prior to joining Arvest, Bass served Simmons Bank as a community president and has worked in Hot Springs for more than 10 years. Bass will lead the team in Hot Springs as they implement the Arvest mission statement, people helping people find financial solutions for life.

"We are excited to welcome Franklin to the Arvest family in Hot Springs," Don Gooch, community bank president for Arvest in southwest Arkansas, said in the release. "His experience and accomplishments distinguish him as a leader in the industry, and I'm confident that he will be an excellent resource for our customers."

Bass has served in various community leadership positions including Mid-America Science Museum, Habitat for Humanity, Hot Springs Fifty for the Future, National Park Foundation, and Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. Bass grew up in Arkadelphia and currently lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Amanda, and children, David Franklin, Nora and Isaac.

Former HS city manager elected TPPA president

The Texas Public Power Association recently named Kent Myers, former Hot Springs city manager, as president.

Myers, now the city manager of Fredericksburg, will serve for one year in the president's position.

"Our utility members provide reliable, affordable and safe delivery of electricity in 72 cities and towns, serving more than five million Texans. As citizen-owned local utilities, our membership brings a personalized commitment to customer service, driven by affordability, reliability and local governance accountability. I look forward to working with this talented team of leaders to strengthen and grow the public power mission across Texas," Myers said in a news release.

The state trade association has a membership composed of municipally-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives, river authorities and joint action agencies, responsible for the generation and delivery of electricity to more than 5 million Texans.

Business on 08/12/2019

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