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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

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough. read more >

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith. read more >

Update: Downtown LR Montessori School Closed, Parents Told by Email

Urban Garden Montessori, the private school that opened in the fall of 2014 on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, closed last week, according to an email to parents from Vera Chenault, head of school. read more >

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know. read more >

'What If We're Wrong?' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I saw prolific nonfiction writer Chuck Klosterman on a morning news show talking about his new book, “But What If We're Wrong?,” and his thesis keeps crossing my mind: What if things that we absolutely know to be true turn out to be just as wrong as things our ancestors were equally sure about? read more >

Blocking And Tackling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It's easy in hindsight to spot errors. I don't know enough about auditing to know whether BKD's auditors were incompetent. I do know from hard experience that errors often seem obvious in hindsight, and while they may be the result of lazy technique, some errors are virtually unavoidable. read more >

The Mean Girls' Burn Book (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I'm glad I finally watched “Mean Girls” before reading what Stephanie Harris wrote about Arkansas Business on Facebook last week. It bore a striking resemblance to the infamous “Burn Book,” in which the high school A-listers pasted photos and wrote hateful captions about classmates who dared to be imperfect. read more >

'A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A couple of weeks ago, I opined in this space that our Legislature should just raise the blankety-blank fuel tax to pay for the highway construction and maintenance that Arkansans need and want. Last week, I ranted about the use and misuse of data, including by “the media” (my favorite monolith). This week, thanks to our friends on the editorial page at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I'm going to pull both of those topics together. read more >

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year. read more >