Scott Wood Elected Chairman of Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 12:00 am  

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Richard Atkinson has joined Mangan Holcomb Partners of Little Rock as a media assistant. In this role, he will be responsible for researching and analyzing data related to audience demographics and aid in media planning, buying and placement functions for clients in the banking, health care and tourism industries.

Philip Mann and Charlotte Schexnayder were recently presented with honors from the Arkansas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators at the Bronze Quill Awards. Music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Mann was named the association’s 2012 Communicator of the Year. Schexnayder, the former editor and publisher of the Dumas Clarion and a former state legislator, was given the John K. Woodruff Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Alan English has been named publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway.


Joel E. Anderson, Tom Navin and Pam Baccam received awards at the annual Friendship and Dialog Dinner sponsored by the Institute for Interfaith Dialog. Anderson, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received the 2012 Leadership Award; Navin, director of the social action and prison ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, the Community Service Award; and Baccam, a reporter and anchor for KTHV-TV, the Civic Courage Award.

Vivian Nicholson has been named breakfast outreach manager at the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, where she will work to encourage and facilitate the adoption of a variety of breakfast delivery models such as Breakfast in the Classroom by Arkansas schools. Before joining the alliance, Nicholson was child nutrition director at the Lake Hamilton School District.

Real Estate

Kristi Gentry has been promoted to vice president and general property manager at Professional Property Management Inc. in Mountain Home. Gentry has served in various positions since joining the company in 2004.


Scott Wood of Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC and Scott Wood Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Batesville has been elected chairman of the board of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association.

Other officers who were recently elected include Mike Bennage of Mike Bennage Chevrolet in Hughes, chairman-elect; John Sahene of Bale Honda in Little Rock, treasurer; Kenne Ketcheside of Smith Ford in Conway, vice chairman for Region 2; and Roger Smart Jr. of Smart Chevrolet in Pine Bluff, regional vice chairman for Region 4. Elected to associate director positions were Jamie Cobb of Gwatney Chevrolet in Jacksonville, Michael Dickerson of Whitson-Morgan Motor Co. in Clarksville, Frank Hug of Hug Chevrolet Buick GMC in Charleston, Mike Lemons of Superior Nissan of Conway, Chris Lewis of Lewis Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Fayetteville, Gan Nunnally of George Nunnally Chevrolet in Bentonville and Derek Russell of Ford of West Memphis.



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