We're proud to welcome these presenters to the October 11 BWC Assemble breakfast and invite you to read through their bios below!

Laura Merling

Laura joins Arvest with an extensive background in leading transformation in technology, transportation, and aerospace.


Most recently, Laura served as the Chief Transformation Officer and Managing Director at Google. By combining her 20+ years of experience in operations and technology, Laura can approach and tackle growth initiatives logically and sensibly.


Her proven expertise and background allow Laura to help lead Arvest's continued focus on driving change to meet customers' needs. Focused on people, processes, and technology, Laura leads with a growth mindset – believing people can change their talents and abilities.


Moreover, her focus on people makes her an ideal fit with the culture at Arvest.


Amy Morbeck

Amy Morbeck is the Executive Vice President and Sales Manager of Arvest Bank in Benton County. Morbeck has served in a variety of roles in her seven years at Arvest, including president of Arvest Premier Solutions – a division that focuses on consumer finance simplification and debt consolidation, and most recently as director of small business strategy and innovation.


During that time, she helped found Arvest’s small business division. In her current role, Amy provides strategic coordination, organization and control of the bank’s retail business development and marketing programs. Morbeck’s experience and expertise position her as a leader of driving change and innovation across the region, with our customers, associates and within our local community.