Movers & Shakers

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Dawn Prasifka Takes Over as CEO of the Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas Council of the Girl Scouts

As CEO of the Girl Scouts' Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas, Prasifka will lead an organization serving 9,000 girls through the services of 3,700 volunteers. read more >

Roz Blagg Named Vice Chancellor at ASU-Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)

Rosalyn “Roz” Blagg has been named vice chancellor for student services at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Blagg was hired in 1998 to create the ASU-Jonesboro Degree Center on the ASUMH campus. In 2002, she became registrar and director of admissions, and in 2008, she was named associate vice chancellor for enrollment. read more >

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 >