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Mercy Health's Clark Ellison Named Regional VP of South-Central Communities

Clark Ellison, who has been vice president and chief development officer for Mercy Northwest Arkansas, has been promoted to regional vice president for Mercy's south-central communities. read more >

Jacob Rice Makes Move to Bank of Little Rock as Loan Officer (Movers & Shakers)

Jacob Rice has been hired as a loan officer by Bank of Little Rock Mortgage and will work in its Little Rock location. Rice previously worked for Central Mortgage Co. and as a loan originator for ENG Lending of England. read more >

Aimee Arzoumainan Takes On New Role at Sparks (Super Mover)

Aimee Arzoumanian has been made assistant administrator for Sparks Health System of Fort Smith. She most recently served as a member of the hospitalist group at Sparks. read more >

Banker Troy Duke to Receive Dean's Award from UALR College of Business (Movers & Shakers)

Veteran Little Rock banker Troy Duke and Lynn Hamilton, vice president of operations for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will be honored in October by their alma mater, the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Duke will receive the Dean's Award at the UALR College of Business Alumni Luncheon on Oct. 2, and Hamilton will be named the college's Distinguished Alumnus for 2013. read more >

Sara W. Stephens to Help Create Global Standard in Property Measurements With Coalition

Sara W. Stephens, the owner and principal of the appraisal firm Richard A. Stephens & Associates of Little Rock, is one of 19 real estate experts selected by the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition to create the first global standard for measuring property. read more >

Moves Made at Two Simmons First Subsidiaries (Movers & Shakers)

Mel Hutchins has joined Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff as a vice president and commercial loan officer in the bank's Little Rock region. Robert Castleberry has joined Simmons First Investment Group in Little Rock as a vice president and manager of investment financials and operations. read more >

Ankur Sharma To Lead Portal Strategy at Windstream (Super Mover)

Ankur Sharma has been hired to the new position of vice president of digital technology at Windstream Corp. He will be responsible for all of Windstream's online customer portals and portal strategy. He joined the company on July 22. read more >

Pea Ridge Mayor Elected President of Arkansas Municipal League (Movers & Shakers)

Jackie Crabtree, the mayor of Pea Ridge, has been elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League, based in North Little Rock. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola was elected first vice president. read more >

Former Lawmaker Steve Jones to Join Southern Bancorp Nonprofit as Senior VP

As the senior vice president of programs, Jones will focus on Southern Bancorp Community Partners' community development programs in four Arkansas and Mississippi counties. He will lead the nonprofit organization's efforts to reduce poverty, increase employment and improve graduation rates in the region. Jones' office is in Helena. read more >

Mark Martin Named Sales Rep of 2013 by Poultry Federation of Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Mark Martin, a strategic account manager for Applied Industrial Technologies in Fayetteville, has been named the 2013 Sales Representative of the Year by The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Martin has been in the poultry industry for more than 30 years, including 20 with Applied Industrial Technologies. read more >