Movers & Shakers (July 4, 2011)

Education
Lorraine Frazier of Houston, who has a doctorate in nursing, was named dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing at Little Rock effective Oct. 1. Frazier comes from the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Nursing, where she is currently the assistant dean and chair of the Department of Nursing Systems. Frazier will replace Claudia Barone, who will be stepping down to devote more time to teaching and patient care as a professor in the College of Nursing and an advanced practice partner in the Center for Nursing Excellence in UAMS Medical Center's Department of Nursing.

Dr. Barbera Honnebier, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who also has a doctorate in medicine, is now an assistant professor at the College of Medicine at UAMS. Honnebier specializes in cleft, craniofacial and general reconstructive procedures.

John Hoy was hired by the Arkansas Department of Education at Little Rock to the position of assistant commissioner for academic accountability. Hoy's most recent post was as superintendent of the Monticello School District.

Jennifer Webb, professor of interior design at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has won the Joel Polsky Prize for her book "Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, and Equity in the South." The American Society of Interior Designers Educational Foundation awards the prize for academic contributions to interior design through literature or visual communication. Webb co-wrote the book with Korydon H. Smith, associate professor of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, and Brent T. Williams, associate professor of rehabilitation education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Government
Marcus Turley of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce at Little Rock will receive the Gold Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at the group's national convention in August. Turley also earned the highest dollar amount and the fourth-highest individual sales amount in the ACCE's National Sales Contest, which ranks Chamber of Commerce sellers against like-sized organizations. Catherine Smith of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce was fifth in dollar sales and sixth in new sales rankings. Mandy Kelley of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce was fifth in new sales rankings and 12th in dollar sales.

Legal
Karen K. Hutchins of Little Rock earned the Certified Association Executive professional certification. Hutchins is the executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Nonprofit
David Napier, executive director of Youth Home Inc. of Little Rock, has been elected to the board of the National Association of Children's Behavioral Health. Mark Murphy and Laura Tyler, both of Little Rock, are new members of Youth Home's board of directors.

Real Estate
Cheryl White has earned her Real Property Administrator designation from BOMI International. White works for Flake & Kelley Commercial in Little Rock. BOMI International is a nonprofit educational institute for property and facility management professionals. The RPA designation requires coursework and industry experience.

Hank Kelley, CEO of Flake & Kelley Commercial in Little Rock, has been named a member of The Counselors of Real Estate professional organization. The organization invites new members based on their professional achievement in real estate counseling.

David Huffman is a new executive broker for Crye-Leike Realtors' North Little Rock branch office. Huffman previously owned and operated a ReMax International franchise in Dallas.

Jeff and Heidi Ross of Showhomes Little Rock and Showhomes Memphis won the Operational Excellence Award and the President's Award from Showhomes Home Staging at its annual conference.

Todd Rice is now a new firm principal of Colliers International's Little Rock office. Casi Runnells, Miranda Daily and Lori Adcock were hired as property managers. Runnells was previously a development coordinator for Lions World Services for the Blind at Little Rock, Daily was a senior loan officer for Supreme Lending at Houston, and Adcock had been a property manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, covering Arkansas, Texas and Mississippi. Russ McDonough, who previously was CEO of At Home Media Group, was hired for a post in the brokerage department. Melinda Voon was hired to work in Colliers' marketing and graphics department. Voon was previously with ProSys Inc. at Baton Rouge. Shelby Carey and Arianna Goodman were both promoted from administrative assistant in the property management department to assistant property manager.

Tourism
Llana Y. Smith has been elected president of Skål International USA for 2011-12. Skål is an international professional organization that promotes travel and tourism. Its USA club began in 1949. Smith is the owner of Broadway Travel at West Memphis and has been a member of Skål International USA since 1994.