Network Data Services Promotes Ryan Flynn to President (Movers & Shakers)


Ryan Flynn has been named president of Network Data Services in North Little Rock. Ryan was promoted from within after a successful 15-year career with the company.

Financial Services

John Bishop has been hired as vice president of commercial lending at the Conway branch of First Service Bank. Bishop brings more than 10 years of banking experience to the position.

Tom Prince will join the board of directors at Centennial Bank in Little Rock. Prince is a former mayor of the city of Little Rock and a former chairman of the Little Rock Downtown Partnership.

Michael A. Cook has been reappointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Cook also serves as senior vice president and assistant treasurer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville. Mark White, president and CEO of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board. John Womack, chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank in Little Rock, has been appointed for one year to fill the unexpired portion of a three-year term on the board.

Mike Rushing has been promoted to executive vice president at Summit Bank and named to the Saline County board of directors for the bank. Prior to joining Summit in 2006, Rushing served Simmons Bank as a loan review officer.

Health Care

Mark Winslow was recently promoted to vice president of ambulatory care services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Winslow most recently served as ambulatory care’s director of business operations.

Dr. Kenneth Vest has been named medical director of the Behavioral Health Unit at Mercy Hospital Hot Springs. Vest, who graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1990, previously served as medical director of Community Counseling Services Inc. of Hot Springs.


Cody Griffin has been hired as a risk assurance partner at HoganTaylor LLP, a regional accounting firm based in Tulsa. Griffin, who will be based in Little Rock, most recently served as risk assurance partner with Frost PLLC in Little Rock.


Megan Greenland has been hired as the director of events and communications at Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas in Little Rock.


Robert C. McMath, the first dean of the Honors College at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, announced that he will retire in August 2014, following eight years of service as dean. McMath came to the university from Georgia Tech, where he taught history and held a series of administrative posts over the course of 33 years.


Marta M. Loyd has been named executive director of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton. Loyd comes to WRI from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she has worked for 17 years, the last 12 of which were spent as vice chancellor for university advancement.


Thomas Hinrichs recently joined Tipton& Hurst in Little Rock as the company’s plant department manager. Hinrichs, who previously worked at Little Rock’s Botanica Gardens, will specialize in themed arrangements and interior/exterior plant designs. Carrie McGee has joined Tipton & Hurst as human relations manager and assistant to the president, and Mario Garcia was promoted to director of sales.