Movers & Shakers (March 15, 2010)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 15, 2010 12:00 am  

Leah Caradine recently celebrated 50 years as a legal assistant at Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard LLC in Little Rock.

Beth Porter has been hired as an account executive by Stone Ward advertising agency in Little Rock. She previously was an account executive at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock.

Martha Ellen Erwin, a community volunteer from Little Rock, Marilyn Ewing, vice president of RB Ewing Builders in Little Rock, Lee Hatcher, president of Silver Spur Properties in Little Rock, John Toney, a private certified public accountant in Little Rock, and Joi Whitfield, president of Big Dog Homes of North Little Rock, have been named to the board of directors of Hearts & Hooves in Sherwood. Hearts & Hooves provides horse-assisted therapy for people with disabilities.

Barry Sellers, director of Corning's Economic Development Commission, recently graduated from the Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The CDI trains local officials, board members, faith-based affiliates and governmental officials in how to strengthen their local economies and build communities. The full program involves a curriculum of more than 100 hours with corporate, academic and governmental professionals serving as faculty. Participants take a test after completing the program before they receive their CDI certification.  

Chuck Spohn of Fox 16 in Little Rock was named chairman of the Arkansas Zoological Foundation. Anton Janik of the Mitchell Williams law firm in Little Rock was elected to the foundation's board of directors.

Real Estate
Lou Barsotti was named Crye-Leike Realtors' top agent in the central Arkansas region for 2009 by achieving the highest volume of sales for the company for the year. Barsotti works from the Bryant branch office.



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