Movers & Shakers

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Austin Pittman Adjusts Focus at Bedford Camera & Video (Movers & Shakers)

Austin Pittman has been promoted to vice president of operations at Bedford Camera & Video Inc. in Little Rock. Pittman has worked for the company for more than 15 years and is a board member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Rhonda Sanders In Line for CEO at Arkansas Foodbank

As CEO of Arkansas Foodbank, Rhonda Sanders will replace Phyllis Haynes, who joined the organization in 1999 and recently announced her retirement. read more >

Stephen Tipton Named SVP at Centennial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Stephen Tipton has been promoted to senior vice president and credit risk management director of Centennial Bank and its parent company, Home BancShares Inc., in Conway. Tipton, a University of Arkansas business graduate, has worked for Centennial for seven years and has experience in retail, business development and lending. read more >

Southern Arkansas' Ben Johnson Receives Endowed Professorship in State's History

Ben Johnson has been selected to receive the first endowed professorship in Arkansas studies. It was donated by John and Dora Ragsdale, who are known for their support of Arkansas history and chose Johnson on the basis of his research and commitment. read more >

Timothy Burcham Named Dean of ASU Agri College (Movers & Shakers)

Timothy N. Burcham has been named dean of the College of Agriculture & Technology at Arkansas State University. Here are some more Movers & Shakers. read more >

G. Richard Smith Settling In as Dean of UAMS' College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor

G. Richard Smith was named dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor by Chancellor Dan Rahn. He officially assumed his duties May 1, succeeding Debra H. Fiser, who has been the College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS since September 2006. read more >

Muhammad A. Kahn Takes Promotion with White River Health System (Super Mover)

As chief medical information officer of the White River Health System in Batesville, Kahn will collaborate with different physicians to change and simplify the flow of electronic health records, which will decrease work for staff and improve the quality of patient care. read more >

Brenda Ponsford Poised To Take Over School of Business at Henderson State (Super Mover)

Brenda Ponsford was named dean of Henderson State University's School of Business following a nationwide search late last year. She will replace Interim Dean Louis Dawkins, who played a pivotal role in the school's 2013 AACSB International reaffirmation. read more >

Kudos: Sparks Wound Care Center Gets Distinction Award

The Sparks Health System's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center has been honored with the Center of Distinction award by Healogics Inc., one of the largest wound-care providers in the United States. read more >

Dennis Wilson Named Associate at BRR Architecture (Movers & Shakers)

Dennis Wilson of Bentonville has been promoted to the position of associate by BRR Architecture. Also: More promotions and job changes from other industries throughout Arkansas. read more >