Three local leaders have joined the board of directors for Arvest Bank in central Arkansas.
Rajesh Chokhani, Scott Copas and Chad Young have been elected to five-year board terms. All three officially started their board terms on Jan. 1, 2020.
Chokhani is the chief operating officer for Welpun Tubular, which manufactures steel tubing. The Little Rock facility employs more than 1,000 individuals.
He is also on the board of directors for the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College and is a member of the executive committee and board of directors for the Littler Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Copas serves as president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell, a role he has had since 2014.
He also serves as chairman-elect of Fifty for the Future, as well as on the board of directors for Easter Seals Arkansas and Arkansas Career Education & Workforce Development. Copas is also a lifetime national director of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Young is the president and CEO of Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson (WD&D) Architects, a Little Rock firm with offices in Fayetteville. He also serves as a WD&D principal and director of design.
Other board that Young serves on include the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and the Cabot Panther Foundation boards.