Payne joins Arvest Bank as HR manager


Tera Payne has joined Arvest Bank as human resources manager for North Central Arkansas.Payne has 15 years of experience as a human resource professional and has worked in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing industries.Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas, says, “Tera began her career with Arvest and has since worked to gain even broader experience in her field.” Willard says, “We are glad to welcome her back and look forward to the contributions she will make in working with our associates and contributing to Arvest’s great culture.”

Payne earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and holds certifications as a professional in human resources and from the Society for Human Resource Managers. She also is a certified professional coach.

Her community involvement includes being a member of the Founder’s Circle for the Arkansas State Women’s Business Leadership Center and board member of the Twin Lakes Human Resources Association.

Payne and her husband, John, live in Flippin with their two children and attend Riverside Church of Christ in Gassville.

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