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

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

Sally Murphy

Real Estate

DeAnn Williams recently joined the Crye-Leike real estate agency in Benton. Williams has been selling real estate in Malvern and Hot Spring County for 14 years. Jennifer Hurley recently joined Crye-Leike’s North Little Rock branch, specializing in residential real estate sales and relocation.

Chris Ladner, founder and managing partner of Viridian in Little Rock, was recently named to the 2013 class of LEED Fellows by the U.S. Green Building Council. Ladner is the first green builder in Arkansas to receive the designation, with a portfolio that includes the Clinton Presidential Library and Bethel Middle School at Bryant, the first LEED K-12 School in Arkansas.


Staci Croom-Raley, vice president of workforce development at Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Inc. in Little Rock, and Rhea Lana Riner of Rhea Lana Inc. in Conway recently received silver-level awards at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York. Croom-Raley earned the Female Executive of the Year Award in the nonprofit/government category, and Riner received the Maverick of the Year Award.

Barry Sellers has joined the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce as the economic development director. Sellers has been the president, chief executive officer and executive director of the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance in Port St. Joe, Fla., since 2010. Prior to that, he was executive director of the Corning Economic Development Commission.

Darcy Ballew will become the vice president of communications at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville on Jan. 7. Ballew previously worked for Broadway Across America, the Cleveland Opera and Cirque du Soleil America Inc.



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