Les Smith

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Les received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Arkansas and later a Graduate Banking and Finance Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He has spent the last 20+ years with Arvest Bank. Through the affiliation/partnership between Arvest and ACHE, he met Kyle Parker (CEO), Tom Webb (COO), Dennis Bauer (CFO) and many other outstanding staff members. When offered the chance to join ACHE, it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Les has been married for nearly 20 years to his wife, Monica. They have two children, 8 year-old daughter, Cameron, and 5 year-old son, Cooper.

Les looks forward to getting to know more of the ACHE staff members and students.


  • B.S. in Finance, University of Arkansas
  • Grauduate Banking and Finance Degree from Louisiana State University


Starting in banking as a teller with Arvest Bank in college and eventually being promoted within the same organization to Executive Vice President / Loan Manager.

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Sports
  • Construction & Real Estate