Movers & Shakers (Aug. 1, 2011)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 12:00 am  

Alan Sims is now vice president of sales and services for the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Sims was previously the director of sales for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Real Estate
Bob Bushmiaer was promoted to the position of executive broker at Pulaski Heights Realty at Little Rock. He recently attained broker license status and has been with Pulaski Heights Realty since September 2007.

Steven L. Spinner was appointed to the board of directors of Arkansas Best Corp. Spinner is the CEO of United Natural Foods Inc. He will be on the board's audit committee.

Paul Bergant, 64, president of intermodal and chief marketing officer for J.B. Hunt Transport Services at Lowell, will retire Dec. 31, 2011. Bergant has been with the company for 33 years. J.B. Hunt also announced that Bob Ralston, 64, executive vice president for maintenance who has also been with the company for 33 years, will retire at the end of the year. Don Cope, 61, senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, will retire Oct. 31, 2011. Cope has been with J.B. Hunt for 20 years.

Judy McReynolds, CEO of Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith, has been named to the board of directors of OGE Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City, the parent company of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. which serves 786,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.



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