Movers & Shakers (Aug. 6, 2012)

Agriculture
Kevin McDaniel, Shane Acosta, Steve Storm, David Elam and Todd Simmons have been named officers of The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. McDaniel, vice president of production at OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, will serve as chairman of the board; Acosta, complex general manager for Cargill Inc. of Fort Smith, was named vice chairman; Storm, operations vice president for Cal-Marine Foods of Jackson, Miss., was named treasurer of the board; Elam, complex manager at Wayne Farms LLC in Danville, was named secretary; and Simmons, chief operating officer of Simmons Foods in Siloam Springs, will serve as past chairman of the board. Newly elected members of the board include Drew McGee, Tim Garber and Brent Glasgow.

Education
Jay Barth has been appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Education. Barth has taught at Hendrix College in Conway since 1994 and chairs the Department of Politics & International Relations.

Patrick Newton has been promoted to assistant sports information director at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, after serving as sports information assistant for the last two years. Newton graduated with a bachelor's in economics from the University of Kentucky and earned a master's in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 2009.

Energy/Utilities
Lori L. Burrows of Maumelle has been named senior staff attorney at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. Before the move, Burrows was legal adviser to the Arkansas Public Service Commission. She received a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Central Arkansas and graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she serves as scholarship chairperson of the alumni association. She is also a past president of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers.

Financial Services
Linda Howell, Anna Christine Mabry and Karen Mullikin have been promoted to officers at Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff. Howell, who joined the bank in 2009, was promoted to operations officer and serves as items processing supervisor. Mabry and Mullikin have both become administrative officers in the loan administration department. Mabry has been with Simmons First for 19 years; Mullikin has been with the bank for more than 23 years.

Jason Crouch has recently become partner at the Fayetteville office of PwC, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Crouch is a CPA licensed in Missouri with more than 13 years of accounting experience.

Technology/Telecommunications
Stephanie Clouser has rejoined PC Assistance of Little Rock, where she worked until 2005. As director of business development, she's responsible for working with clients to help build company recognition within the business community.