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Gwen Moritz

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Gwen Crownover Moritz was born in Conway, reared in North Little Rock and graduated from Harding University at Searcy. She worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Arkansas Gazette and the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal, with stints at the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Nashville Bar Association thrown in.

Moritz has been editor of Arkansas Business since 1999. She and her husband, Rob Moritz, have two sons. They live in North Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Cheese and Bedsheets (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Mistaking correlation with causation is rampant. Though outliers — data points that don't fit with the others — can be valid or bogus, they can have a dramatic effect on averages. read more >

Former Fort Smith Insurance Agent Indicted for Investment Fraud

An indictment unsealed Monday by federal prosecutors in Fort Smith accuses William Jackson Moates Jr. of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than a dozen clients out of more than $2 million. read more >

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities. read more >

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn't it? read more >

Sean Williams Installed as Bankers Association Chairman; Cathy Owen Added to Lineup

Sean Williams was installed Thursday as chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association for 2016-17. As vice chairman, Cathy Owen is in line to become the first woman elected to the top position in 2018. read more >

Three Former Employees Plead Guilty to Stealing $3.9M From Walnut Ridge Bank

Brenda Montgomery and Cindy Tate, both of Walnut Ridge, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, and Peggy Sutton of Biggers admitted guilt on Wednesday. They will be sentenced at a later date. read more >

Stephens Inc. Fined $900K for Lax Supervision of Internal Emails

Stephens Inc. consented to the FINRA fine without admitting or denying the findings, and spokesman Frank Thomas told Arkansas Business that Stephens Inc. would not comment on the order. read more >

Despite Individual Victories, Progress Slow For Women in Arkansas Banking

For women in Arkansas' banking industry, every encouraging development seems to be matched by discouraging reality. read more >

Those Meddling Kids (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Despite having daunting expenses, younger consumers seem less impressed with getting the lowest possible price. Instead, millennials are picky about what they spend money on. read more >

Structural Failure (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and state Auditor Andrea Lea get put on the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior, and their scores are going to look much closer together than the nature of their bad behavior would justify. read more >