UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announces it has hired Steve Fenton as senior vice president, commercial real estate in Arizona. In his role, he is responsible for new business development and managing a commercial real estate loan portfolio.

Fenton has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to his role at UMB, he was senior vice president, senior client manager at Arizona Business Bank. 

“We continue to see a lot of growth in the commercial real estate market throughout Arizona,” said Jim Patterson, president of UMB Bank Arizona. “We are thrilled to add Steve to our team as his expertise will greatly enhance our work in the industry.” 

Fenton graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He holds Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.