by Gwen Moritz
on Monday, Jun. 24, 2013 12:00 am
CHANGES: By the end of this year, Murphy Oil will presumably have spun off its gasoline retail division into a separate publicly traded company, as it did with Deltic Timber Corp. back in 1996. And when that happens, CEO Steven A. Cossé (left) will retire (again) and be replaced by Roger Jenkins (right), currently executive vice president and chief operating officer.Murphy Oil USA, the spinoff, will be led by Andrew Clyde.
CHANGES: In February, John Simone (right) was named CEO of USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren, the least profitable of the 18 publicly traded companies in 2012. He replaced Cliff Beckham (left), who returned to his previous position as CFO.
CHANGES: Next week, Christopher M. Wewers (right) will move from CFO to CEO at First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, the holding company for First Federal Bank of Harrison. He will replace W. Dabbs Cavin (left), who will become executive vice chairman.
CHANGES: J. Thomas May’s (left) retirement as CEO of Simmons First National Corp. at the end of 2013 will elevate George Makris Jr. (right), longtime director and former beer distributor, to the top job at the venerable Pine Bluff bank holding company.