Movers & Shakers (March 14, 2011)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 14, 2011 12:00 am  

Roxanne Benincosa has been promoted to senior manager at Beall Barclay & Co. of Fort Smith. She has been with the company for more than eight years. Brian Hall, Katie Lejong and Josh Masters have also been promoted to senior managers with Beall Barclay & Co. Hall has been with the company since 2005, and Lejong and Masters both joined the company in 1999.

Mel A. Anderson has been selected as the winner of the 2011 Arkansas Society of CPAs Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Anderson is the deputy commissioner for financial regulation for the Arkansas Insurance Department.

Jack Reilly and Patty Optiz have been promoted to licensed architects with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock. Amanda Sturgell has been hired as a new project coordinator, and Brandi Goolsby has joined the company in an administrative position.

Leslie Stecks has been promoted to director of finance of Snyder Environmental & Construction Inc. in Little Rock. Stecks has been with the company since 2009 as an accountant.

Bobby New has joined James H. Cone Inc. in Little Rock as an educational consultant to the construction firm. New previously was the superintendent of the Fayetteville School District, serving in that role for 13 years. 

Greg Lewis has been appointed the first assistant director of corporate and foundation relations for sustainability at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Lewis will be responsible for securing private sector funding and maintaining and creating new partnerships for the Sustainability Consortium.

Ashlie Hilbun has been appointed the new assistant director of development in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Hilbun previously worked with the office of annual programs.

Seth Blomeley is the new director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Education. He previously was state Capitol bureau chief for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Roy Cordell has been appointed to the board of directors of the Council for the Advancement & Support of Education District III. Cordell is the director of visual and creative services at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Financial Services
Courtney Menefee has been named business banking assistant vice president at Regions Bank in Little Rock. He previously was a commercial loan officer with Centennial Bank. Danielle Crafton Richard has been named vice president of private banking in Little Rock. She previously served as a branch manager and private banking officer.

Laura Skinner has been promoted to assistant vice president at Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock. Skinner manages the Otter Creek branch in Little Rock and has more than 10 years in the banking and financial services industry. Zach McCoy has been named the assistant vice president of corporate finance at the Little Rock bank. McCoy has more than nine years in the industry.

Food Services
Kristy Drewyor and Felicia Hickman were named 2010 employees of the year at the Huntsville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards banquet. Drewyor and Hickman are employees of Butterball LLC in Huntsville.

Health Care
Lexanne Horton is the new chief operating officer of NEA Baptist Clinic in Jonesboro. Horton has more than 20 years of health care management experience. She previously was vice president of physician and child health services at UT Medical Group Inc. in Memphis.

Jacque Hurd is the new vice president for human resources at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Hurd was director of human resources at the center for the past 11 years.

Dr. Eyad Abochale has joined St. Joseph's Mercy Clinic in Hot Springs as its newest pulmonologist. Abochale previously had worked at medical facilities in Stuttgart, Brinkley and Hazen.

Jason Hescott is the new creative director for Exit Marketing of Little Rock. Hescott has more than 14 years of experience in marketing, creating campaigns for clients such as Wal-Mart, Campbell's Soup and Universal Studios.

Stephen R. Bova has been appointed to the board of directors of Lindsey Software Systems in North Little Rock. Bova is a partner at Clark Bova Group LLC in Little Rock.



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