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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

Someone's Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I'm not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I'm hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.” read more >

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year. read more >

Rex Horne to Leave OBU, Lead Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities

Rex Horne has announced his resignation as president of Ouachita Baptist University at Arkadelphia to become president of Arkansas' Independent Colleges & Universities. read more >

Don't Believe the Hype (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

What we've got here, in the immortal words of Strother Martin, is failure to communicate. When numbers get big, they sound impressive — a billion! a trillion! — but without context, they lose all meaning. read more >

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak. read more >

Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas Finding New Mission

A new identity, GuidEd Solutions, is in place for the Student Loan Guarantee Foundation of Arkansas. It's the first in a long list of new products that the SLGFA has the expertise to deliver if it can round up colleges and universities that are willing and able to pay. read more >

Rex Nelson Joins Simmons First as Director of Corporate Communications

Rex Nelson will leave his job as president of Arkansas Independent Colleges & Universities at the end of May to become director of corporate communications for Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff. read more >

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015. read more >

Outside Credit Unions Expand in Arkansas

Eleven credit unions chartered outside Arkansas operate branches inside the state. Most are still associated with specific employers — think FedEx Employees Credit Association in Harrison, Eaton Family Credit Union in Searcy and L'Oreal USA Federal Credit Union in North Little Rock — but some are expanding their membership and their branch networks. read more >

Slideshow: 125 Years of Arkansas Bankers Association Leadership

Among Arkansas businesses that have lasted more than 100 years, at least two dozen are trade associations and chambers of commerce. Among them: the Arkansas Bankers Association, founded in 1891 and marking this week its 125th annual convention in Little Rock. read more >

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