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Robin E. Bowen Makes History as New Arkansas Tech President

Robin E. Bowen is the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, a job she began July 1. She was elected by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees in late April, becoming the first female president of a public four-year university in Arkansas. read more >

Georgia Hale Promoted at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Georgia Hale has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she was most recently associate provost. Hale joined UAFS in 2004 as associate dean of the College of Business, becoming dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology in 2009. read more >

Reese Rowland Named Fellow of American Institute of Architects

Reese Rowland has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, awarded to fewer than 4 percent of AIA members. He was one of 46 architects selected in the design category. The fellowship program honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and their communities. read more >

Cromwell Architects Adds On Erik Swindle from Heifer (Movers & Shakers)

Erik Swindle has been hired as facilities services director at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. in Little Rock. Swindle was previously director of facilities management and global properties at Heifer International in Little Rock for more than 13 years. While at Heifer, he helped the campus receive more than 16 awards for green practices. read more >

Elaine Eubank Set To Start at Easter Seals as CEO

Elaine Eubank has been hired as president and CEO of Easter Seals Arkansas in Little Rock, a position she will start Tuesday. She said the new job will allow her to build on the Easter Seals mission, offering training and rehabilitation services to children and adults. read more >

Two Harrison Hires Highlight North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)

Sammie Cribbs has been promoted from director of nursing to chief nursing officer at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Dr. Justin L. Cutler has been hired at NARMC as an orthopedic surgeon. He joins Dr. Tarik Sidani at the Arkansas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic. 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >