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New Neurosurgeons Fill Roles at Arkansas Neuroscience Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Stephen F. Shafizadeh has joined the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute team at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Shafizadeh earned a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his neurosurgical residency at Northwestern University. Dr. Tarek Abuelem has joined ANI after earning neurosurgical residencies at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and completing a fellowship at ANI. read more >

Small Business Administration Adds Jim Aardappel to Arkansas Office

Jim Aardappel has joined the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration as deputy district director. A Navy veteran, Aardappel will be working to enhance SBA's programs for veterans. read more >

Beaver Water District Brings On Dot Neely (Movers & Shakers)

Dot Neely has joined the staff of Beaver Water District in Lowell as education coordinator. Neely previously worked as a consulting education coordinator with Springline Group Inc. in Fayetteville. read more >

Ashlie Hilbun Named Director at UA's Fulbright College

Ashlie Hilbun has been named director of development and external relations for the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. read more >

James Baker New President of Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. James Baker was inducted as president of the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association. Baker is an internal medicine specialist with Northwest Medical Plaza at Sugar Creek in Bentonville. read more >

Jerry Morgan Selected To Keep Focus on Jonesboro

As community bank president for Focus Bank, Jerry Morgan will oversee the Charleston, Mo., bank's three existing Jonesboro branches and provide commercial lending services. Focus expects to open its main Jonesboro branch on Stadium Boulevard by December. read more >

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 >

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