Movers & Shakers (Aug. 27, 2012)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 12:00 am  

Nancy Reese has been named chair of the Strategic Planning & Resource Council at the University of Central Arkansas and will also serve as the chair of the Strategic Budget Advisory Committee. Reese has served on the university's faculty for more than 20 years.
Christopher Marvin has received the 2012 Cottrell College Science Award for single-investigator research from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Marvin is a chemistry professor at Hendrix College in Conway. His research uses light energy and air to create oxidation, a less wasteful process than traditionally used in the making of pharmaceuticals and other compounds.
Kathy Koontz Edgerton has been named the director of regional advancement programs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Edgerton, a 1982 alumna of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, joins the university after serving as director of marketing and communications for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Financial Services
Chuck Jones has been hired as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Citizens Bank of Batesville. Jones is a former business editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and has held positions at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods of Little Rock and Georgia-Pacific in Crossett and most recently operated a consulting business in Alpharetta, Ga.
Kaki Giauque has been promoted to partner at Ernst & Young LLP of Rogers. Giauque has more than 13 years of audit experience in the firm's assurance practice.

Health Care
Dr. David A. Stills and Bill Barrett have joined the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Stills is a family and emergency medicine specialist working at the Leslie Clinic. Prior to the move, he was at the Ahrens Clinic in Yellville. Barrett was hired as physician recruiter and human resources manager. He was vice president of human resources at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, Okla., before joining NARMC.
Dr. Youssef Yammine has been hired at Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs. He recently completed pulmonary and critical care specialty training at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.
Terry Amstutz and Steven Webb have taken new positions at Baptist Health Medical Center. Amstutz, who has 22 years of experience as a rural hospital administrator, was named vice president and administrator at Baptist's Stuttgart location. Amstutz took over the position after Webb, who had served as administrator since 2009, was recently promoted to vice president of patient services at Baptist's North Little Rock location.

T. Ark Monroe III has been chosen by the Arkansas Bar Association and the Arkansas Bar Foundation to receive the James H. McKenzie Professionalism award for his integrity, character and leadership in the legal community. Monroe is a partner at Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC in Little Rock.


Brian Evans has been named president of L&L Freight Services Inc. of Cabot. Evans was formerly a division manager with Addison Transportation before purchasing the company's Cabot location.



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