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Rick Steel Coordinating Ad Production at Signal Media Radio Group (Movers & Shakers)

Rick Steel has been hired as production coordinator for three Little Rock radio stations owned by Signal Media: KKPT-FM, The Point 94.1; KHLR-FM, Heartbeat 106.7; and KABZ-FM, The Buzz 103.7. Steel has worked in Little Rock radio broadcasting for 25 years, starting at Cool 95 (now KHKN, 94.9 Tom FM). read more >

Don McDonald of Merrill Lynch Honored as Top Financial Adviser by Financial Times

Don McDonald was recently named one of the 2014 Top 400 Financial Advisers by the Financial Times. The honor is given to financial advisers who show excellence as professionals for high net-worth clients. read more >

Tim Staley Named New Sales VP at Viridian (Movers & Shakers)

Tim Staley has been hired as vice president of sales at Viridian of Little Rock. He was previously senior vice president at Comfort Systems USA Energy Services. read more >

Simmons' Susan Smith Recognized by National Association of Corporate Directors

Susan F. Smith, executive vice president of corporate strategy and performance and corporate board secretary of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff, Susan Smith was recently named a National Association of Corporate Directors fellow. read more >

Tamika Edwards Joins Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families (Movers & Shakers)

Tamika Edwards, director of public policy at Southern Bancorp Community Partners, has been hired as director of governmental affairs at Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, based in Little Rock. Edwards was selected as an Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree in 2010. read more >

New Position at Hendrix College Filled by W. Ellis Arnold

W. Ellis Arnold III has been chosen to fill a new position at Hendrix College in Conway: senior executive vice president, dean of advancement and general counsel. He has served as acting president of the college since J. Timothy Cloyd's resignation in February 2013. read more >

UAMS Anesthesiology Department Gains New Chair (Movers & Shakers)

Williams Brooks Gentry has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, effective July 1. read more >

Arvest Names Tom Dame President in North-Central Arkansas

Tom Dame has been named local bank president for Arvest Bank in north-central Arkansas. He replaces former bank president Jerry Cunningham, who left in late April. Arvest Bank-NCA has branches in Harrison, Lead Hill (Boone County), Yellville, Bull Shoals (Marion County), Flippin, Mountain Home and West Plains, Missouri. read more >

Methodist Family Health Foundation Gains Three on Board (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Borg of Little Rock, Rev. Wayne Clark of Conway and Tara Wright of Fayetteville have joined the board of directors of Methodist Family Health Foundation of Little Rock, a 115-year-old nonprofit that provides psychiatric and behavioral health care to children and families in Arkansas. read more >

Shearle Furnish Named Founding Dean of New College at UALR

After a national search, Shearle Furnish has been named the founding dean of the new College of Arts, Letters & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His appointment will take effect July 1. read more >