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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

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension. read more >

Jesus and Trump (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP's alignment with conservative Christianity. read more >

Ray Dillon Retires from Deltic, Mark Leland Named Interim CEO

The board of directors of Deltic Timber Corp. announced Monday the retirement of Ray C. Dillon as president and CEO and elected a new director, D. Mark Leland, as interim president and CEO. read more >

Our Health Care System Is Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There are still so many problems with the health care industry in our country that every week seems to bring fresh outrage. read more >

Bank of Ozarks Fuels State Deposit Growth

Arkansas bank deposits grew at a 7.5 percent clip in the year that ended June 30, handily beating the national growth rate and topping $60 billion for the first time as the number of separate banks and branch locations operating in the state continued to decline. read more >

Sentences Reduced for Two Walnut Ridge Embezzlers

The prison sentences ordered for two Walnut Ridge bank embezzlers were reduced by six months on Wednesday thanks to the sharp eye of their co-defendant's lawyer. read more >

Update: Waldrip Family to Purchase Forrest City Bank

Big Creek Bancshares, formed in September by Mark Waldrip of Moro (Lee County) and Nathan Waldrip of Jonesboro, has struck a deal to buy Forrest City Bank from Forrest City Financial Corp. read more >

Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

UAMS' conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn't pass the smell test of anyone who didn't have a direct interest in it and left the state's medical school vulnerable to lost revenue. read more >

Third Walnut Ridge Defendant Gets Shorter Sentence, Co-Conspirators May Benefit

Sharp-eyed lawyering resulted in a shorter prison term for Peggy Sutton, the last of three defendants to be sentenced for stealing almost $4 million from First National Bank of Lawrence County, and it could bode well for her co-conspirators. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Contributes to Statewide Deposit Growth

Arkansas bank deposits topped $60 billion as of June 30, and Bank of the Ozarks alone accounted for more than $2 billion of $4.28 billion in new deposits. read more >