Movers & Shakers

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Leigh Ann Biernat Joins Stephens as SVP (Movers & Shakers)

Eric Valderrama, Kristie Shirkavand, Celia Antoun, Vance Baronowski and Nick Guerrieri have joined ClearPointe of Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas Community Foundation Elects Three to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

Ramsay Ball of Bentonville, Don Greenland of Conway and Andy Peeler of Jonesboro have been elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Community Foundation of Little Rock. read more >

Rodney Parks Steps in as Senior Director at UAFS

As senior director of major and planned gifts, Rodney Parks leads a staff of five at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation. He is responsible for growing the university's donor base in the areas of planned giving, major gifts, annual giving and advancement services. read more >

Jayme Martindale Named Controller for Colliers

An accountant with 27 years of experience in both public and private accounting, Martindale was most recently employed at Windstream Communications as a senior accountant. read more >

Mark Barnett Added To Manage Audits at Jones & Co.

Mark P. Barnett Jr., a certified public accountant, has been hired as an audit manager with Jones & Co. Ltd. in Jonesboro. Barnett's areas of expertise include external audits of small businesses, construction companies and financial institutions as well as small business consulting. read more >

Cardiologist Al Madani Added to Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

Al Madani will treat patients who are at risk of or have symptoms of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure or heart valve problems, in addition to patients who suffer from leg ulcers and peripheral arterial disease, which can cause reduced blood flow to limbs. read more >

Ozarka College Taps Two for Leadership Positions (Movers & Shakers)

Keith McClanahan has been hired by Ozarka College in Melbourne (Izard County) as the institution's provost and executive vice president of learning. Ozarka has also promoted Josh Wilson to associate vice president of planning and institutional research. read more >

Julie Robbins Named Mangan Holcomb Director of Client Services

As director of client services, Julie C. Robbins will continue supervising key client accounts. Robbins has been with Mangan Holcomb Partners, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital firm, for almost 13 years. read more >

Jacob Flournoy Recognized for UA System's Internal Audit Department

Jacob Flournoy, internal audit director for the University of Arkansas System, has been selected to receive the American Institute of CPAs' Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award for impact on state government. read more >

UAFS Promotes Elizabeth Underwood to Associate Vice Chancellor (Movers & Shakers)

Elizabeth Underwood has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for government and university relations at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Before her promotion last month, Underwood served as UAFS' executive director for government and community relations and also spent seven years as the university's director of alumni affairs. read more >