Sally Murphy Steps Up at Life & Specialty (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 12:00 am  

Sally Murphy


Sally Murphy has been promoted to vice president, associate general counsel, chief compliance officer and assistant secretary at Life & Specialty Ventures LLC in Little Rock. Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, including stops at Mass Mutual and AIG.


Chris Prewitt has joined JPMS Cox PLLC in Little Rock as a tax manager.


Mac Cooke has been picked by AT&T to oversee the Arkansas and Oklahoma expansion of its new Digital Life service.


Aubra Anthony Jr., president and CEO of Anthony Forest Products Co. in El Dorado, has been appointed to a second term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Softwood Lumber Board as a representative of the U.S. South. The SLB is an industry-funded initiative established to promote softwood lumber products in outdoor, residential and non-residential construction.

Financial Services

Allen Williams has been hired as community president for the Jonesboro branch of First Community Bank. He most recently worked as a senior vice president for commercial lending at Liberty Bank of Arkansas, which was acquired by Centennial Bank in October.

Eric Hutchinson, president and founder of Hutchinson Financial Inc. in Little Rock, has been granted the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. The AIF designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.

Laura Shelton has joined the Jonesboro branch of Evolve Bank & Trust of West Memphis. Shelton previously worked at Regions Mortgage, a division of Regions Financial Corp.



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