Former Forrest City Mayor Promoted at Arvest Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 12:00 am  

Gordon McCoy


Rick Scott, dean of the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, has been elected president of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Terry Tucker Rothwell and Ben Rothwell of Heber Springs, the founders of Celerit, and Jim Murphy of Russellville, a former president of the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association and creator of Alumni T-Club, have been selected for induction into the ATU Hall of Distinction in Russellville.

Maxine Nelson has been elected president of the Arkansas School Boards Association. Nelson is a member of the Watson Chapel School Board and has served two terms as the board’s Region 11 director. Other elected officers are Jerry Don Woods, president-elect; Steve Percival, vice president; Brenda McKown, secretary-treasurer; and Paul Hance, who will serve on the board as past president.

Bob Evins, vice chair of the Board of Trustees for Ozarka College in Melbourne, has been appointed to the 2013 Association of Community College Trustees’ Communications & Education Committee.


Jeremy Browning has been named site vice president of Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville by Entergy Corp. Browning is no stranger to the site as he had served there for 18 years before moving to Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss., in 2008 to serve as general manager. Browning will replace Chris Schwarz, who is set to retire Feb. 1.

Financial Services

Gordon McCoy has been promoted from staff auditor to community bank lender at Arvest Bank in central Arkansas. A Forrest City native, McCoy served as the city’s mayor for eight years.

Karen Ruckle of Maumelle has been promoted to senior compliance officer at Bank of the Ozarks, where she will oversee compliance at the bank’s 116 offices across seven states.

Ronnie Peters and Adam Gilbert of DD&F Consulting Group Inc. in Little Rock have completed requirements for the Certified Regulatory Compliance Officers designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Peters and Gilbert both work in the firm’s risk management group, where Peters serves as executive director.

David Norris of Benton has been promoted to mortgage loan officer at Arvest Bank in central Arkansas. Before becoming a mortgage lending trainee, Norris served as an assistant branch manager.



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