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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

Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again. read more >

How A Trans-Atlantic Investment Scam Ensnared Credit Union President Joyce Judy

The following story of how the president of a small credit union in Little Rock was ensnared in an international investment scam was pieced together from depositions and exhibits filed in the North Carolina civil case and from official documents filed in the criminal cases. read more >

Jacksonville Funeral Home License Suspended in Emergency Action

The Arkansas State Board of Embalmers & Funeral Directors votes for an emergency suspension of the licenses of Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville and its manager, LeRoy Wood, after an inspector testified that she was "taken aback" by the conditions under which bodies were being held. read more >

I'm Not Charlie (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Free speech in all its forms is a fundamental concept, especially for Americans whose culture has been sculpted by the First Amendment, and yet it can be very hard to grasp and even harder to live by. read more >

Jacksonville Funeral Home Under Investigation

State regulators are investigating a Jacksonville funeral home after a former employee complained about "blatant disregard for the dead." read more >

Former Judge Mike Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Michael A. Maggio, the former Faulkner County Circuit Judge, waived indictment Friday and pleaded guilty to a federal charge of accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict. Maggio admitted that he was "improperly influenced" to reduce a $5.2 million verdict against a business after receiving campaign donations from the business' owner. read more >

Matthew Sweet Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

Matthew D. Sweet, the former comptroller of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of money laundering, and federal prosecutors have agreed to recommend a sentence of probation. read more >

Stephens Insurance Acquires Jonesboro Operation from Centennial

Stephens Insurance LLC of Little Rock has acquired the Jonesboro insurance business formerly known as Town & Country Insurance Agency. Stephens Insurance President Marty Rhodes says he's "particularly pleased" to gain its workers. read more >

Former One Bank Officer Matthew Sweet to Plead Guilty

Matthew D. Sweet, the former vice president and controller of Little Rock's One Bank & Trust, will plead guilty Wednesday to one of the 60 federal felony counts that have been pending for more than a year. read more >

The First Article of the Constitution (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Sitting there in the retro-vintage federal courtroom in Hot Springs, I listened to Steve Standridge of Mount Ida try to make a federal judge feel bad for not giving him more time to come up with millions of dollars in restitution. read more >