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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

Small Banks Find Niche in Arkansas While Facing Unique Challenges This article is available only in print.

Bank consolidation nationally is continuing on a similar pace to recent years, but it has been a slower year in Arkansas, especially for the smallest banks. read more >

Simmons Bank Brings New Deposits to Pine Bluff

Arkansas bank deposits grew by almost $2.5 billion to $66.7 billion in the year that ended June 30. Almost three-quarters of the additional deposits — $1.8 billion — flowed into a single institution. read more >

A Poor Man Rejoices (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

My father was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller, and he's been on my mind more than usual as the 13th anniversary of his death approaches. Recent news items as disparate as the bankruptcy of Sears Holdings, rising interest rates and Elizabeth Warren's DNA have all made me teary. read more >

Stars Upon Thars (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

“The Sneetches” — those birdlike creatures with either plain yellow bellies or “stars upon thars” — are old enough for Medicare, and yet Dr. Seuss' children's classic on the dangers of tribalism seems as fresh as today's Twitter feed. read more >

20 From White County Indicted in Unemployment Insurance Scheme

Mark King, 53, of Judsonia is described as the ringleader in a scheme that allegedly defrauded the unemployment benefits programs in Arkansas and 15 other states of more than $500,000. read more >

The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s Seem to Get Younger Every Year

These “20 in Their 20s” have risen to our attention through nominations, generally by employers who are mighty proud to have been able to attract such promising talent. When you read about them, you are going to understand why. read more >

Pay No Attention to 'Dr. Death' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch botched 33 of the 37 spinal surgeries he performed in Dallas in just a year and a half. Texas tort reform may have prevented the public learning more about his butchery. read more >

Reckless Disregard For the Truth (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I certainly don't have a Harvard Law diploma like Ed Whelan, but I know defamation when I see it. You don't suggest in a public forum that a living person even might have committed a crime without darn good sourcing read more >

Chocolate and Peanut Butter (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I have a couple of favorite topics: white-collar crime and personal finance. A story that combines the two is as irresistible as chocolate and peanut butter. read more >

The Struggle Is Real (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Customer experiences in retail and dining confirm that the struggle to find employees with critical thinking skills is real. read more >