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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

Regulatory Costs Hit Smaller Banks Harder, St. Louis Fed Economists Conclude in Report

Smaller banks really are hit harder by the cost of regulatory compliance, a report published last week concluded. read more >

Obsessing Over Plagiarism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

We're obsessed with plagiarism. Those of us who are vulnerable to having the value of our work undercut by cheaters take it really seriously, and we make a big stinking deal out of plagiarism to try to discourage future theft. read more >

North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

My husband and I, essentially empty-nesters except for the college senior we left at home to care for Scully the dog and Fox the cat, headed north to escape the Arkansas heat. read more >

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The reporting that uncovered Maggio's corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state. read more >

Talk Amongst Yourselves (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I love Arkansas Business readers. I'm approaching my 17th anniversary as editor of this publication, and I'm pretty good at intuiting what stories will interest you, but I'm still pleasantly surprised by your responses. You are such a delightfully unpredictable group — and certainly not the bastion of groupthink that the uninitiated might assume. read more >

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 >