Movers & Shakers (Oct. 1, 2012)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 12:00 am  

Financial Services
Donna Townsell and Eric King of Conway have received corporate-level promotions at Centennial Bank. Townsell was promoted to vice president of corporate efficiencies, a position overseeing revenue and expenses at locations throughout Arkansas, Florida and Alabama. Prior to her promotion, Townsell was a project manager for the bank for five years. King was promoted to marketing manager. He joined the bank five years ago as a lending officer, but has been serving as a public relations officer since 2009.
Vicky Bradley and Fayon Haynes have been hired as mortgage loan originators at Arkansas Federal Credit Union. Before joining AFCU, Bradley was a real estate agent with Crye-Leike. She will work out of the North Little Rock branch. Haynes, who joins AFCU from U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, will work out of the credit union's Jacksonville headquarters.

Ancil Lea of Conway has been named coordinator for the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology. Lea will replace Ray Scott, who is set to retire at the end of the year. Before the move, Lea was the executive director of HIT Arkansas.
Teresa Marks, director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality since 2007, has been named president of the Environmental Council of States, a national nonprofit association of state environmental agency leaders.

Health Care
Joni M. Chy recently received certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Chy is a member of the rehabilitation services team at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.
Dr. Rebecca Stone has joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Stone previously was a clinical specialist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Pansy Westrich has joined the Farris Agency Inc. of Conway as commercial lines account manager. She has more than 40 years of experience in insurance. Before the move, Westrich was with Hoffman-Henry Insurance Inc., which was acquired by Stephens Insurance Inc. of Little Rock in March.

Chris Burks has joined Sanford Law Firm PLLC of Little Rock as an attorney. Before the move, Burks was an attorney and law clerk for U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey of the Western District of Arkansas.

Amy H. Amy and Kelly Lyon were recently elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence, an association for nonprofit organizations working to strengthen the nonprofit sector in the state. Amy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Central Arkansas, and Lyon is the director of UCA's Center for Community & Economic Development.
Brian Lang and Ann Wagner have been hired as curators at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Lang, chief curator and curator of contemporary craft, joins the Arts Center from the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C., where he had been curator of decorative arts since 2007. Wagner, curator of drawings, came to Little Rock from Washington, D.C., where she spent 10 years with the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
Charles E. Phillips Jr., a Little Rock native and the CEO of Infor Global Solutions, headquartered in New York, has been inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. n



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