Movers & Shakers

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Dr. Zulma Toro-Ramos Takes UALR Leadership Position (Super Mover)

Beginning in January, Toro-Ramos will assume the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UALR, leading the university's six colleges, Graduate School and William H. Bowen School of Law. read more >

Garry Haferbier Joins Allen Engineering Corp (Movers & Shakers)

Garry Haferbier has joined Allen Engineering Corp. of Paragould as the rental sales manager. The added responsibility for Haferbier is part of a joint marketing agreement between Allen Engineering and Equipment Synergy International, where he will continue to serve as vice president of sales. read more >

Michele Wright Promoted to CEO of Regional Branch of Red Cross (Super Mover)

Michele Wright, chief executive officer of the Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. read more >

Melody Trimble Named CEO of Summit Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

Melody Trimble has been named chief executive officer of Summit Medical Center in Van Buren. read more >

Brian H. Ratcliff, Designated President-elect of Arkansas Bar Association (Super Mover)

Brian Ratcliff was recently elected to serve a one-year term as president-elect designee of the Arkansas Bar Association beginning June 2013. He will then assume the role of president at the association's 2014 annual meeting. read more >

Arkansas Elecric Cooperative Companies Promote Maria Smedley (Movers & Shakers)

Maria Smedley has been promoted to vice president of human resources at the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. in Little Rock. read more >

A. Heath Abshure Named New President of North American Securities Administrators Association (Super Mover)

In his new role as president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, Abshure said, he plans to focus on the organization's response to the changing regulatory environment. read more >

Jim Liles, Sandy Cothran Join Crews & Associates (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Liles and Sandy Cothran have joined the Searcy office of Crews & Associates. Liles has 32 years of experience in the investment banking industry, and Cothran has 15 years of experience. Working together, the two have served Searcy and the surrounding area for more than 12 years. read more >

Dean R. Kahler Named Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UALR (Super Mover)

Dean Kahler is UALR's first vice chancellor for enrollment management. read more >

John Wesley Hall Elected Treasurer of National Criminal Defense Bar (Movers & Shakers, Nov. 5, 2012)

John Wesley Hall of Little Rock has been elected to serve a two-year term as treasurer of the National Criminal Defense Bar. Diane Skinner has been named director of interprofessional education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. read more >