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Mark Morrow Named Paragould Community President at Simmons First

Mark Morrow has been promoted to Paragould community president by Simmons First Bank of Northeast Arkansas, one of the eight banks that are part of Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff. “Mark has always been committed to providing the highest level of customer service and is an active participant in the community,” CEO Barry Ledbetter said in a press release. read more >

New Vice Presidents Take Positions at Mid-South Community, Henderson State

Diane M. Hampton has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis. Jennifer Boyett has joined Henderson State University in Arkadelphia as vice president of university advancement. read more >

Scott Pittillo Put On Board of Jefferson Bancshares (Movers & Shakers)

Scott Pittillo, executive vice president and CFO of Relyance Bank of Pine Bluff, has been appointed to the board of directors of the bank and its parent company, Jefferson Bancshares Inc. read more >

Kris Upton Elected President of Rector Phillips Morse

The board of Rector Phillips Morse Inc. has elected Kris Upton president of the real estate company. Upton joined Rector Phillips Morse Inc. in 2003 and has served as the company's CFO and COO. read more >

Hailey Knight Steps Up to New Position for Downtown Jonesboro Association (Movers & Shakers)

Hailey Knight has been promoted to executive director of the Downtown Jonesboro Association. Knight was previously marketing and public relations manager for Focus Inc. read more >

Tyler Vance Looking After Bank of the Ozarks Operations

Tyler Vance has been promoted to chief operating officer at Bank of the Ozarks Inc. read more >

Fred Wood Joins DD&F Consulting (Movers & Shakers)

Fred Wood, formerly a co-owner and founder of Cornerstone Business Advisors LLC of Little Rock, has joined DD&F Consulting Group Inc. of Little Rock as a principal and general counsel. Wood, a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, began his legal career with Wright Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock in 1993. He also worked for Alltel Corp. and co-founded Boomerang Carwash LLC. read more >

Dr. Suzanne Klimberg To Lead Studies on Medical Invention at Ascendant

Dr. Suzanne Klimberg is a co-inventor of MelodyDX, the first product of Ascendant Diagnostics LLC, a startup company in Fayetteville read more >

Dr. Issam Makhoul Named Director of UAMS Hematology/Oncology Division (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Issam Makhoul has been named director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock. read more >

Dr. Sandra Massey Takes Over as Chancellor of ASU-Newport

Dr. Sandra Massey was selected to succeed the recently retired chancellor, Larry Williams, after a three-month search that attracted 46 applicants. ASU-Newport serves 2,079 students on campuses in Newport, Marked Tree and Jonesboro. read more >