Movers & Shakers (May 25, 2009)


John Allison, president of Allison Architects Inc. of Little Rock and Fayetteville, and Katie Kummer, an associate at the firm, have received the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design professional accreditation from the United States Green Building Council of Washington, D.C. Allison has more than 30 years of experience in architecture. Kummer joined the firm's Little Rock office in August 2008.

Business Services

Shawnie Carrier has been promoted to executive director of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance. Carrier previously was the director of economic development and existing industry programs.


Aubra Anthony Jr., president and CEO of Anthony Forest Products Co. of El Dorado, has received the Mulrooney Award from the North American Wholesale Lumber Association of Rolling Meadows, Ill. The award recognizes a significant contribution to the forest products industry, Anthony's company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business.


Rachel Neeley has been named director of annual programs in the office of university development at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Neeley was promoted from her previous position as the department's associate director.

Judge John C. Ward, a circuit judge since 1989, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia. The award was presented during the university's graduation ceremony on May 9.

Lori Sloan, assistant professor of business at Harding University in Searcy, has been appointed vice chair for marketing by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, based in Little Rock. Sloan has been teaching full time at Harding since 1995.

Bill Hardgrave, executive director of the radio frequency identification research center at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has received the Ted Williams Award from Aim Global, based out of Warrendale, Pa. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of the automatic identification and mobility industry. Hardgrave is also a professor of information systems, executive director of the Information Technology Research Institute and holder of the Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair.

Tony Stankus, professor and life sciences librarian at the libraries of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named a fellow of the Special Libraries Association of Alexandria, Va. This is the association's highest award.

Financial Services

Tommy Richardson and Ross Mallioux received 25-year service awards for their careers at First Federal Bank of Harrison. Richardson now serves as president and chief operations officer. Mallioux serves as president of the bank's western division and chief lending officer.

Dr. Paul K. Halverson, director and state health officer of the Arkansas Department of Health, has joined the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Each council is based in one of four of the bank's offices, located in Memphis, St. Louis, Little Rock and Louisville, Ky.


Daniel R. Cypert, chief deputy assessor with the Washington County Assessor's Office in Fayetteville, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation from the International Association of Assessing Officers of Kansas City, Mo. Cypert has been with the office for six years. He previously was a senior real estate appraiser for the county.

Health Care

Dr. Lance L. Hamilton has joined the medical staff of Northwest Health System at Northwest Internal Medicine of Bentonville. Hamilton has been in practice since 1992. He comes from Forth Smith, where he had been in practice for 17 years.

Lynne Mitchell has been hired by the Sisters of Mercy Health System as regional chief financial officer for the three Arkansas care divisions of St. Joseph's Mercy Health System in Hot Springs, St. Edward Mercy Health System in Fort Smith and Mercy Health System in Rogers. The Alma native joins Sisters of Mercy from her previous role as CFO of Sierra Providence Health Network of El Paso, Texas. She has 24 years of experience in health care.


Matt Dillman, Jillian Anthony, Marlene Chemin and Ed Macken have joined the staff of Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Dillman and Anthony will serve as assistant golf professionals. Chemin will be a staff tennis pro. Macken will serve as locker room manager.