Movers & Shakers (Aug. 17, 2009)

Accounting
Jan Hubbard has been qualified as a certified design accountant at the Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock. Hubbard is only the fourth accountant in Arkansas to earn this designation from the Certified Design Accountants Association.

Darren McCrillis has been promoted to supervisor of BKD LLP in Little Rock. Also, Adam Argo, Raydodd Hester, Heather Lamkin, Louis Raptopoulos and Megan Rugg have been promoted to senior accountants in the Little Rock office.

Education
David B. Beasley has been selected as the new dean of the College of Engineering at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. Beasley recently served as a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at North Carolina State University.

Ronald Dedman has been reappointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to a seven-year term on the board of trustees of Pulaski Technical College at Little Rock. Dedman has served on the board for the past three years and is completing the first year of a two-year term as vice chair of the board. His board term will continue through June 30, 2016.

Joel Gordon has been appointed the director of the King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Gordon is a professor of history in the William J. Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences.

Annette Murdock-Tangye has been named the new director of Human Resources Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Murdock-Tangye was previously an assistant director of human resources at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Financial Services
John Brennan and Jason Gillen have joined Moore Mortgage, a subsidiary of Delta Trust & Bank, as loan officers in Little Rock. Brennan brings over 10 years of mortgage origination experience with him. Gillen has been a mortgage loan officer since 2001.

Health Care
Tim Norvell has been named corporate safety officer of Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. He will be responsible for integrating all patient care systems. Also, Neal Wyatt, corporate medical director of Arkansas Hospice, has been named a member of the Hospice Intermediary Advisory Committee for 2009-2011 of Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Palmetto GBA, based in Columbia, S.C., administers Medicare health insurance for the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Douglas B. Ross has been named medical director at the emergency department at St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. He is replacing Judy Borland, who recently retired after serving over 15 years as a medical director. Ross has been a part of the St. Joseph's Mercy emergency department team since 2003.

Alan D. Winkler has been selected as the new vice chairman of the American College of Medical Practice Executives board of directors. Winkler is the vice president of clinical operations at St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.

Insurance
Harold Perrin, Susan Smith and Byron Southern have been re-elected to the board of directors of Delta Dental of Arkansas. Perrin is the mayor of Jonesboro and owner and president of Professional Management Consultants Inc. Smith is senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock. Southern is a partner in the Southern & Allen Law Firm in Little Rock.

Media/Marketing
Anthony Gianino has joined the account team at Williams/Crawford & Associates in Fort Smith as an account supervisor/brand analyst. Gianino has over 16 years of strategic marketing experience.

Nonprofits
Steve Everitt has received the Hero Award from American Kids Inc. for saving a drowning 6-year-old girl in Branson, Mo. Everett is a sales manager at Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. in Springdale.

Real Estate
Hal Kennelley has joined Crye-Leike Realtors as an associate broker at the Rogers branch. He has been a real estate professional for 37 years.