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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

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices. read more >

Simmons Reports 4Q Net Income of $27M

Simmons First National Corp. earned $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a year-over-year increase of 13.4 percent, pushing its net income for the year to $96.8 million, an increase of more than 30 percent. read more >

Machen Succeeds McFatridge as CEO of Bear State Financial

Mark McFatridge has resigned as CEO of Bear State Financial, and the board of directors of the publicly traded bank holding company announced Wednesday that Matt Machen will be his replacement. read more >

CTEH Adds California Office

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network. read more >

Icon Communications Executive Houser Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Blaine Francis Houser, a senior vice president of Icon Communications in Russellville, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of mail fraud in a case that cost his employer more than a quarter million dollars. read more >

Are 401(k) Costs Fair? Firms Can Analyze Fees

The suspicion that one's 401(k) plan might be costing more in fees than necessary has taken root in the American consciousness. read more >

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out. read more >

A Better Class of Crooks (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It's only been eight months since I pulled out the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior, but Micah Neal's surprise guilty plea last week is just irresistible. read more >

State Rep. Micah Neal Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks on GIF Money

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that state Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, had pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to direct state funds to two nonprofits in exchange for $38,000 in kickbacks. read more >

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017. read more >

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