David Robertson New AVP, Commercial Lending Officer at One Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Financial Services

David Robertson has been promoted to assistant vice president and commercial lending officer for One Bank & Trust of Little Rock.

Becka Webb has been named vice president of Heartland Renaissance Fund, an affiliate of Arkansas Capital Corp. Group of Little Rock. Webb previously served as a senior analyst at Allied Wireless and as a loan officer at Arkansas Department Finance Authority. At Heartland Renaissance, Webb will focus on implementing state and federal new markets tax credit allocations.

Education

J.B. Hill has been appointed interim dean of the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Hill has served as director of public services at Ottenheimer Library since 2009. He was previously associate dean for public service at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries and has held positions at the University of Akron and Mississippi State University.

Margaret Christensen has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Schmieding Center for Health & Education in Springdale as project director for the $3.5 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Care Innovation Challenge Award. Christensen will oversee the development and implementation of the award, which was announced last year, including a 40-hour family care advocate enhanced home caregiving training module.

Health Care

Dr. Nikhil Meena, a fellowship-trained interventional pulmonologist, has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to treating patients with lung cancer and other pulmonary condition at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Meena is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonology & Critical Care in the UAMS College of Medicine.

Susan Thurman has been named nurse manager of the behavioral health unit of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison. Thurman previously worked at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Mo. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in psychology and is currently working toward a doctorate in mental health administration.

Nonprofits

Meredith Covington, policy and communications manager for Southern Bancorp Community Partners, and Samantha Evans, assistant director of Main Street Arkansas, have been elected co-chairs of the Little Rock chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Other members of the organization’s first board of directors are Nicole Hobbs, senior tax accountant for JPMS Cox PLLC; Elizabeth Akama-Makia, youth programs director for Just Communities of Arkansas; Pamela Bowie, assistant director of admissions at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Natalie Hedrick, south of central Arkansas division director for the March of Dimes Foundation; Christopher Diaz, research associate at the UALR Institute of Government Center for Nonprofits; and Justin Keller, out-of-school programs director for Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Emily Ironside and Bill Lyle have joined Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at Bentonville. Ironside, formerly annual giving manager for Walton Art Center in Fayetteville, is the museums new membership program manager. Lyle is the new executive chef of the museum restaurant, Eleven. He was previously executive chef at Ella’s Restaurant on the campus of the University of Arkansas and sous chef at Bordino’s restaurant in downtown Fayetteville.