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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

Wells Fargo's Other Victims (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Customers of Wells Fargo whose personal information was used to create accounts they didn't want, need or request were also victims. Those unauthorized accounts could reflect negatively on the unsuspecting customer's credit score, and that could cost them far more for far longer. read more >

Today's Bank Named Receiver for Undercapitalized Allied Bank

State and federal bank regulators on Friday named Today's Bank of Huntsville as receiver for Allied Bank, the Mulberry bank whose parent company, Acme Holding Co., is in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. read more >

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away. read more >

Education a Cornerstone of Batesville's Strategic Plan

Making sure the children of Independence County have the educational opportunities necessary to escape poverty is a cornerstone of the Impact strategic plan that Baldwin worked on when he was chairman of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don't have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail. read more >

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come. read more >

Are We Really Such Chumps? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

When we start writing companies into the constitution for exclusive privileges that can only be rescinded by another statewide vote, why stop with just Missouri casino operators? What's to stop any other company, foreign or domestic, from hiring lawyers to draw up self-serving amendments, getting the wording approved by the attorney general and paying canvassers to get enough signatures to get on the ballot? read more >

Corrected: Springdale Superintendent Rollins Tops Salary List

The Pulaski County Special School District spent more on superintendents than any other school district in the state in 2014-15, but the superintendent with the highest compensation was Jim Rollins of Springdale. read more >

Slideshow: 9 Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

Eight women and a congregation of Catholic nuns were the second class of inductees honored by the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame at a banquet in Little Rock on Aug. 25. read more >

In the Jury Box (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The American public is as woefully ignorant on the difference between criminal and civil law as it is on personal finance. Even those of us who aren't attorneys need to understand the basics of the legal system just as those of us who aren't financial professionals need to understand the basics of home economics. read more >