Fred Wood Joins DD&F Consulting (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 30, 2013 12:00 am  

Fred Wood

Financial Services

Fred Wood, formerly a co-owner and founder of Cornerstone Business Advisors LLC of Little Rock, has joined DD&F Consulting Group Inc. of Little Rock as a principal and general counsel. Wood, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, began his legal career with Wright Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock in 1993. He also worked for Alltel Corp. and co-founded Boomerang Carwash LLC.


Dean Hoover, formerly a vice president, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Koontz Electric of Morrilton, and W. Mark Day, formerly a vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief financial officer. Other recent promotions at Koontz include Richard Dold to vice president and director of field operations; Keith Foster to VP and chief estimator; Jeff Ludwig to VP and senior project manager; and Bryce Koontz to VP of business development.


Dathan Gaskill has been hired as chief financial officer for Garver, the multistate engineering firm headquartered in North Little Rock. Gaskill has more than 20 years of corporate financial experience. He earned an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Health Care

Dr. Jason Paxton has been named medical director of the emergency department at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Paxton has been associated with White River since 2003. He will continue seeing patients in the WRMC Wound Healing Center.

Dr. Kenneth Holder has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards First Care in Jonesboro. A native of Bono, he is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and has practiced in Madisonville, Ky., for the past 17 years.

Monte Callicott, executive director of the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, has been appointed to the Arkansas Healthcare Quality & Payment Policy Advisory Committee by Senate President Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux.


Vincent M. Ward has been named a partner of Wolff Law Firm in Little Rock, and the firm’s name has been changed to Wolff & Ward. Ward practices in the fields of business law, taxation and estate planning.

Real Estate



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