Movers & Shakers (May 21, 2012)

Kim Bunch has been hired as a sales representative at Holt AgriBusiness of Jonesboro. Bunch will be responsible for promoting Holt's line of agricultural tractors, combines and implements.
Julie Roberson has joined Anthony Forest Products in El Dorado as manager of human resources, safety and environment.

Ron Patterson has been hired by the University of Central Arkansas at Conway as the new director of undergraduate admissions. Patterson comes to Conway from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he served as the director of admissions.

Brenda Donald recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the highest honor given by the school's Alumni Association. Donald is the acting director of the Child & Family Services Agency in the District of Columbia.
Financial Services

Andrew Arnold has joined First Security Bank Wealth Management in Little Rock as a wealth strategist. Arnold previously served as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch in Little Rock.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has been chosen to serve on the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. Darr will serve as the South region's Republican-at-Large member of the association's executive committee.

Health Care
Dr. Brian Linn has been hired as the medical director and primary care physician at the Claude Parrish Community Health Clinic in Lead Hill (Boone County). In addition to providing comprehensive health care services, Linn will also help patients with treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.

Greg Licata was recently named the vice president of health care product development at DataPath, a Little Rock company that produces software for administering employee benefit plans. Licata previously served as vice president of health care for Comdata Corp. in Brentwood, Tenn.

Flo Bruzatori-Mullins has been hired as a production manager at Mangan Holcomb Partners in Little Rock. She previously was a broadcast producer with Little Rock's Dempsey Film Group.

Rob Anderson has joined Little Rock communications agency Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods as the director of content strategy, and CJRW has promoted Bryan Jones to engagement planning director. Anderson previously was a senior communications strategist and social media director for Keating Magee Marketing Communications in New Orleans. Jones is the former director of interactive services at CJRW.

Austin Brightop, Lynn Harbert and Robert Noirot have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Centers for Youth & Families. Brightop is senior vice president of Summit Bank, Harbert is the SVP of operations for Delta Dental of Arkansas, and Noirot is the business banking relationship manager for U.S. Bank.

Bill Thorne, senior director of community affairs at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, has been chosen as the senior vice president of communications and public affairs for the National Retail Federation. "Bill has proven himself to be an accomplished strategist with an incredible track record of creating and building successful campaigns," said Matthew Shay, NRF president and CEO. n