Arvest President to Serve as 2019 United Way Chair


The Tulsa Area United Way has announced that Kirk Hays, President and of Arvest Bank in Tulsa, will serve as Chair of the Tulsa Area United Way campaign for the community in 2019.

“Kirk Hays is a longtime servant of our community and we are so fortunate that he has agreed to step up and serve in this important role,” said Alison Anthony, president and of the Tulsa Area United Way.

Hays presently is a member of the Tulsa Area United Way Board of Directors and serves on its community investments cabinet.

He oversees the Tulsa-based operations of Arvest Bank, consisting of 40 branch facilities, commercial and consumer banking, mortgage banking and trust and investment services.

In his 24 years of service with Arvest, and prior to assuming the role of president, Kirk served as executive vice president, overseeing the retail function of the bank, including branch operations, mortgage banking, private banking, small business banking, bank marketing and the Trust and Investment Division.

Hays is heavily involved in the community, and currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, as well as serving as treasurer of the Visit Tulsa Regional Tourism Board, and the Tulsa’s Future campaign cabinet. He is currently chairing the Momentum campaign for Visit Tulsa.

He also serves on the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America, Indian Nations Council and Tulsa Community College Foundation.

He was a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 30, and is a past board member of Tulsa Christian Education Corporation, American Heart Association, Oral Roberts University athletic committee, and past board president of Tulsa Zoo Friends.

He received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 and completed Banking School at the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colo., in 2003.

For more information about the Tulsa Area United Way, or to contribute to the 2018 campaign for the community, visit or call 918-583-7171.

Updated 10-16-2018

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