Movers & Shakers (June 25, 2012)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jun. 25, 2012 12:00 am  

Kevin Horn and Andy Richards have made partner at the largest accounting firm in Arkansas, BKD LLP. The company also made several other promotions effective June 1. They include Curt Strange of Little Rock to director; Barrett Breeding and Jeremy Goss of Little Rock to senior managers; and Michael Neathery and Amber Sherrill of Little Rock and Michelle Hurst in the firm's Rogers office to managers.

Mark A. Robertson of Mesa Landscape Architects Inc. in Little Rock has been named a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows. He will be recognized in late September at the ASLA's annual meeting in Phoenix.

Will Whiting has returned to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he will serve as assistant director of development for university initiatives. Whiting previously held the position of assistant director of corporate and foundation relations, and during his absence from the university, he was vice president of advocacy and public policy at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Shelly Martin has been named director of human resources at Snyder Environmental in Little Rock. Before taking the position, Martin was division manager and a vice president of sales with Snelling in Little Rock.

Financial Services
Beth Harris and Betina Ramsey have been promoted to assistant vice presidents at Simmons First Bank of Searcy. Harris has been with the bank since 1997 and was serving as the branch manager. Ramsey has been with the bank for five years and was marketing officer.
Linda Wills has joined Arvest Bank in Little Rock as the treasury management manager. Wills has 30 years of experience in banking and is a member of the Association of Financial Profes-sionals.

Mike Stock has been appointed to the Arkansas Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association board of directors. Stock is the CEO of QualChoice of Arkansas Inc. and has more than 10 years of experience in the health care industry.

Matt Farrar has been hired as an account manager by Boyd Metals of Fort Smith. Farrar, a native of Fort Smith, attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Ciara Spillane of Little Rock has been hired at Mangan Holcomb Partners as an account service manager. Before joining MHP she was with the National Science Foundation through the United States Antarctica Program as a strategic planning and logistics coordinator. Spillane received a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Jennifer Ashmore has been hired as a sales consultant at Maple Leaf Awning & Canvas in Sherwood. Ashmore previously was editor of The Pine Bluff Updater, a monthly publication.



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