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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 >

Courtney Paul New Leader of Corps of Engineers Little Rock District

Col. Courtney W. Paul assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock district on July 2. He replaced Col. Glen Masset, who is retiring after 31 years in the Army. Paul now leads more than 700 employees and oversees the management of nearly 750,000 acres of public land and water in Arkansas and Missouri. He is also responsible for construction and real estate support to military installations, Army Reserve facilities and recruiting offices for all branches of the military. read more >

Jim Simpson Elected President of Arkansas Bar Association (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Simpson has been elected president of the Arkansas Bar Association in Little Rock. Simpson is a partner with Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP. Marie-Bernarde Miller, Brian H. Ratcliff, F. Thomas Curry and Shaneen K. Sloan were elected to serve as ABA officers. read more >

Doug Erickson Steps In as President at TME

As president of TME Inc. in Little Rock, Doug Erickson will work as an integral part of the firm's executive leadership team and report directly to CEO Rusty Mullen. read more >

Crye-Leike Names Brenda Rhoads Managing Broker in NLR (Movers & Shakers)

Brenda Rhoads has been promoted to managing broker at Crye-Leike Realtors' North Little Rock branch office. Rhoads has eight years of experience as a real estate agent, and she is a member of the Crye-Leike Multimillion-Dollar Club. read more >