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ELS Spotlight With Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez is AVP/Community Development Senior Representative for Arvest Bank in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

As Community Development Senior Representative, Alex develops and maintains strong relations with community groups and entities focused on affordable housing, organizations that target low to moderate income (LMI) communities, organizations that facilitate and encourage small business along with entities and organizations that primarily serve majority minority populations. Alex coordinates and oversees various Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities within a defined market to ensure compliance with lending, investment and service guidelines established by Arvest. He is responsible for helping the bank meet its CRA goals and fair lending objectives. He also serves as a resource for associates in their designated service areas on CRA related topics, and partners with retail and commercial lending for business development opportunities.

What does effective leadership look like to you?

An effective leader is not someone who delegates, but is someone who is willing to be side by side with its subordinates to get the job done.

What is the greatest advice you have ever been given?

Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don’t.
-Pete Seeger

The ELS Spotlight is an ongoing series to highlight our Emerging Leaders from around Arkansas.