John Wesley Hall Elected Treasurer of National Criminal Defense Bar (Movers & Shakers, Nov. 5, 2012)

Education

Rick McMullen has been appointed director of the Arkansas High-Performance Computing Center at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. McMullen was the former director of research computing at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Diane Skinner has been named director of interprofessional education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. The new position was created to improve learning opportunities and programs that encourage collaboration through various health care disciplines.

Olaf Hoerschelmann has joined the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the director of the School of Mass Communication. Hoerschelmann was previously graduate program coordinator for the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. In 2006, Hoerschelmann wrote a book on quiz shows in American culture.

Health Care

Chris B. Barber was chosen to serve as the northeast hospital district’s delegate on the board of directors of the Arkansas Hospital Association. Barber has been president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro since 2010.

Harry Hutchison has received the Founders Medal of Honor from the Arkansas chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Hutchison is vice president and chief financial officer for St. Bernards Healthcare.

Insurance

David J. Grimmer has been hired as senior vice president and branch manager for Regions Insurance. Before joining Regions, Grimmer was director of agency performance at Addis Intellectual Capital.

Legal

John Wesley Hall of Little Rock has been elected to serve a two-year term as treasurer of the National Criminal Defense Bar.

Grant M. Cox has joined Quattlebaum Grooms Tull & Burrow PLLC of Little Rock as an associate practicing law in the areas of oil and gas, real estate and corporate transactions.

Nonprofits

Montine McNulty of Pine Bluff, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, has been installed as president of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives. She succeeds Tom Larimer of the Arkansas Press Association. Kenny Hall, executive vice president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, was installed as vice president.

Vincent Insalaco has been named the inaugural 2012 Community Engagement Awards Lunch Honoree by the Argenta Community Development Corp. of North Little Rock.

Sue Balest has been promoted to executive director of the Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas. Balest replaces Ronnie Nichoalds, who will retire Jan. 6 after 33 years of service.

Real Estate

Chris Wayland has joined Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant, where she has been a resident for 35 years. Before the move, Wayland spent 30 years in the insurance industry.

Technology

Keith Crawford has joined Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock as a senior information technology consultant with almost 10 years of experience.

John Joyner was named, for the sixth consecutive year, as one of the Most Valuable Professionals by Microsoft for his contributions to the system center cloud and datacenter management technology communities. Joyner is a senior architect at ClearPointe of Little Rock.