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Former District Judge James Moody Returns to Wright Lindsey & Jennings

James M. Moody Sr., who retired earlier this year as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has rejoined his previous law firm, Wright Lindsey & Jennings LLP of Little Rock, in an of counsel role. He will lead private mediations and arbitrations and will consult on litigation strategies with attorneys both inside and outside the firm. read more >

Quartet of Doctors Join New Clinics (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Greg St. John, an interventional cardiologist, has joined Hot Springs Cardiology Associates. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. A native Arkansan, St. John is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where he also completed his internship, residency and fellowship. read more >

UAMS Brings Dr. Janet Cathey to Women's Clinic at Freeway Medical

Dr. Janet Cathey has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and will see patients at the UAMS Women's Clinic at Freeway Medical Tower at 5800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock. read more >

Latt Bachelor Joins Relyance as Hot Springs Regional President (Movers & Shakers)

Latt Bachelor is Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff's new regional president for Hot Springs. He was previously regional president of Summit Bank in Hot Springs, which was acquired by Bank of the Ozarks earlier this year. read more >

Dr. Dean Kumpuris To Receive Vision Award from World Services for the Blind

Dr. Dean Kumpuris of Little Rock is being recognized for his support of various downtown development projects by the World Services for the Blind Foundation. read more >

East-Harding Makes Kathy Robinson New CFO (Movers & Shakers)

Kathy Robinson has been promoted to chief financial officer for East-Harding Construction of Little Rock. She was formerly controller and has worked for East-Harding for more than 10 years. read more >

Kelley Erstine Returns to UCA as Chief of Staff

Kelley Erstine, an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, started work last week as chief of staff at his alma matter. In his new role, Erstine will make $165,000 a year. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Taps Keesee To Lead Western Division (Movers & Shakers)

Don Keesee has been named western Arkansas division president at Bank of the Ozarks. Keesee, who has more than 30 years of financial experience in Arkansas, worked for Arkadelphia-based Summit Bank in Fort Smith until its recent acquisition by Bank of the Ozarks. read more >

Dave Robertson Named Director of UA-Fort Smith Center for Business & Professional Development

In addition to his work as director at the Family Enterprise Center at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Dave Robertson has been named director of the UAFS Center for Business & Professional Development. The move follows the retirement of Pat Eller. read more >

Arkansas Lottery Taps Daryl Backes as Security and Compliance Director (Movers & Shakers)

Daryl Backes, former security chief for the Missouri Lottery, has been hired as security and compliance director for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in Little Rock. Backes fills the position vacated by the retirement of Lance Huey in July. read more >