Movers & Shakers (Nov. 28, 2011)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 12:00 am  

Charles E. "Chuck" Wilson Jr. has been appointed director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Rice Research & Extension Center at Stuttgart, where he has been interim director since October 2010. Since 2001, Wilson has served as Cooperative Extension Service rice agronomist and was based at the Rice Research & Extension Center. He holds the rank of professor in the division's Department of Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences.

Kathleen Crain has been named interim assistant commissioner of the Division of Fiscal & Administrative Services in the Arkansas Department of Education. She replaces Bill Goff, who recently took a similar position with the Pulaski County Special School District. Crain has worked for the ADE since 1995 and is the division's director of financial applications and support.

Financial Services
Eric Munson has been named director of legislation and regulation by the Arkansas Bankers Association. Munson previously was director of business and commercial services at the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office and director of policy for economic development and natural resources during the administration of Gov. Mike Huckabee. Munson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Arkansas in 1990. He has served on the board of trustees of Pulaski Technical College and on the Southern States Energy Board.

Health Care
Dr. Richard Sandler, an endocrinologist, has joined the staff of Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. Sandler is joining Internal Medicine & Associates, which is on the hospital campus. Sandler, a graduate of Harvard and New York universities, is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. He previously was in private practice in Springdale. 

Erin Fuller has been promoted to nurse manager of the Emergency Department of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Fuller is a registered nurse, advanced cardiac life support provider, pediatric advanced life support provider, trauma nursing care certified provider and emergency pediatric nursing certified provider. Before joining NARMC in January, Fuller had worked at the Trauma Center of St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.; Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis; and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill.

Media & Marketing
Darinda Sharp has been named director of communications for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Sharp has previously worked in communications roles in state government and political organizations. In addition, she has worked on political campaigns at the local, state and national level in five states. Sharp, a Fayetteville native, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science and a Master of Arts in political science from the Fulbright College. She also earned a Master of Science in human development and family science from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences.

Kelly Cargill Crow of Little Rock has been promoted to communications director of the Arkansas Trucking Association. Crow will be responsible for coordinating public relations programs, news releases and the association's website. In addition, Crow has been promoted to the position of managing editor of the Arkansas Trucking Report, a bi-monthly magazine with more than 21,000 readers nationwide, and the Guide to Arkansas Trucking, the association's membership directory and buyer's guide. Before joining the ATA in May 2010 as a public relations assistant, Crow was employed by Matthews Publishing Group LLC of Little Rock. Crow graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Real Estate
Chuck Goss of Goss Management & Realty and Tina Hogan of Fletcher Property Management, both of Little Rock, recently received their professional property management designations at the convention of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, held in Dallas.

James William "Bill" Woods has been promoted to avionics manager at Central Flying Service of Little Rock. Woods began his career at Central 35 years ago as a mechanic and has worked in a number of roles at the company. In his new role, Williams will oversee the operation of the Avionics Group. David E. Smith has been promoted to vice president of parts and service at Central Flying Service. Smith will have responsibility for Jet Group activities. Smith has been with Central for 34 years and has also worked in a variety of jobs there.



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