Movers & Shakers (Nov. 22, 2010)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 12:00 am  

Education
Darwin Buehler, president of Allegra Print & Imaging, and Robert P. Taylor, retired chief executive for Frank Hickingbotham Investment Inc., have joined the Pulaski Technical College Foundation board of directors. Buehler is from Benton and Taylor is from Little Rock. New board members will serve for three-year terms.

Financial Services
Ashley Billingsley was named the new internal auditor at Delta Trust & Bank. Billingsley previously served as internal auditor and bank officer for the past three years at Metropolitan National Bank. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Insurance
Brian Blackman has joined the underwriting staff at Agents National Title Insurance's Memphis headquarters. Blackman will oversee underwriting for the company's Southern region, focusing on the Arkansas and Mississippi markets. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville.

Pierce Curran is the Arkansas agency manager for the Little Rock office of Agents National Title Insurance. Curran previously worked in the title insurance industry for his family's abstract and title company and in the oil and gas industry doing mineral rights work. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

Mark Kline has been named council president for New York Life, an honor given annually to the New York Life producer with the company's highest production and service achievements. Kline, a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, lives in Little Rock and has been associated with New York Life for 28 years. He is a registered representative and financial adviser who specializes in permanent life insurance coverage for closely held private businesses. His primary focus is on Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and California.

Legal
Charles L. Harwell is the Arkansas Bar Association's president-elect designee. Harwell is a partner in the firm of Cypert Crouch Clark & Harwell in Springdale.

Nonprofits
Roger Simon was named chief development officer at the Arkansas Foodbank Network in Little Rock. Simon was previously the president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. He received the Idaho Human Rights Award and was chosen as Idaho's national representative for the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Above & Beyond award, which recognizes civilian accomplishments. The Arkansas Foodbank Network is Arkansas' largest distributor of donated food.

Dianne Williams is the new chief program officer for Arkansas Foodbank Network in Little Rock. Williams was formerly communications director for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. She will be responsible for strategic planning and oversight of all program services activities to ensure that food is distributed equitably to member agencies to the network's 33-county service area.

Real Estate
Randall Moore is the regional vice president of the National Institute of Certified Commercial Investment Realtors, a region that includes Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. Moore is the vice president of Terry Moore & Associates Inc. in Little Rock.

Todd Rice was awarded the certified commercial investment member designation from the CCIM Institute at its annual business meeting in Orlando, Fla. Rice is with Coldwell Banker Commercial Hathaway Group in Little Rock.

Tourism
Phyllis A. Kloski was honored with the General Manager of the Year Award by Wingate by Wyndham, the hotel chain. Kloski has been the general manager of Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock since 2002 and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and management of the hotel's staff. She has received the Arkansas Hospitality Association's Golden Key Award and was recognized by the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team for her patriotism in honoring the memories of fallen Arkansas soldiers.

 

 

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