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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

Watchdog Journalism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

For some strange reason, there are administrators who seem uneasy at the prospect of their ultimate employers knowing just how much they are being paid and how quickly the costs of their particular positions have grown. read more >

The Influencers: George Makris of Simmons First National Corp. This article is available only in print.

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris still doesn't consider himself much of a banker, but he's a fast learner. read more >

Supply and Demand (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor followed up on a presidential memorandum that had brightened the spirits of the retirement advice industry: It proposed delaying by 18 months the parts of the “fiduciary rule” that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. read more >

Westrock, Circumference Join Money Managers List

Stephens Inc. remains the largest broker dealer operating in the state, and its two registered investment advisers have combined assets under management approaching $12 billion to dominate the money managers list. read more >

Crawford Succeeds Brock at Citizens' Trust Department

G. Gene Crawford II, who had been CEO of First National Bank of Crossett, has returned to his hometown to succeed Robin Brock as head of trust services at Citizens Bank of Batesville. read more >

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost. read more >

Complaint Box (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I have two unrelated things I want to complain about: noisy restaurants and medical bills. read more >

Breathtaking Hypocrisy (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The breathtaking hypocrisy of elected Republicans when it comes to Obamacare will be the stuff of a generation of political science dissertations. read more >

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana. read more >

The Worst Person In Arkansas? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Ashton Miller III - if he actually exists - made use of a rhetorical device I've never seen before but may adopt for all future arguments: He speculated that important people feel the same way that he does — and then concurred with the opinions he attributed to them. read more >

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