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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

‘I've Got Suits Older Than You' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

When I arrived at Arkansas Business in August 1999, I really didn't know any business leaders in Arkansas. I was born and raised in Arkansas, and I had been a local government reporter in Pine Bluff and an education reporter for the old Arkansas Gazette. But the only business reporting I had done was in Nashville, Tennessee, so even business legends like William H. Bowen were new to me. read more >

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent. read more >

William H. Bowen Dead at 91; Funeral Details Released

William H. Bowen — lawyer, banker and political adviser — died Wednesday at age 91. The funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Little Rock. read more >

Guilty Plea Rejected, Martha Shoffner's Trial Set for February

A federal judge on Monday rejected Martha Shoffner's plea of guilty to a single count of mail fraud because the former state treasurer could not admit that she raised campaign funds with the intention of spending the money on personal expenses. read more >

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30. read more >

The Real Deficit Problem (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The federal budget getting under control starts with getting health care inflation under control, which is going to be impossible as long as no one knows what anything costs — as long as even the doctors ordering tests and prescribing medications don't know what kind of bills they are running up. read more >

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question. read more >

First Security Opens LPO in Hot Springs

First Security Bank of Searcy recently opened a loan production office in Hot Springs and is still on the hunt for a location for its first full-service branch in the Garland County, according to Scott Dews, market president. read more >

Arvest Extends Lead on List of Largest Trust Departments

This week, Arkansas Business presents three industry lists with the common theme of wealth management: trust departments, money managers and broker-dealers. read more >