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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

New Hot Springs Agency Licensed in Wake of Alliance Meltdown

The Arkansas Insurance Department on Thursday granted an agency license to Newman Insurance Agency in Hot Springs, and owner Bart Newman said Employers Mutual Casualty Insurance Cos. had agreed to contract with the new agency. read more >

Alliance Insurance Agents Surprised by AID Order; Plan to Buy Insolvent Agency

Bart Newman discovered irregularities and spent weeks working on a plan to rescue Alliance Insurance Group of Arkadelphia. Then he saw Arkansas Business' report that Alliance's license had been suspended. read more >

Insurance Agent Berry Bishop Accused of Fraud, Misuse of Premium

A prominent Arkadelphia insurance agent, Berry Bishop, had his insurance license suspended Tuesday morning in an emergency order alleging seven-figure bank fraud and conversion of premium to personal use. read more >

Preferred Family Healthcare Hires Betty Dickey as Liaison

The Missouri company ensnared in federal criminal cases at home and in Arkansas announced Monday that it has hired former state Supreme Court Justice Betty Dickey to help oversee its Arkansas operations. read more >

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client. read more >

Former Agent Joshua Casada Charged with Insurance Fraud, Theft, Forgery

Joshua Eric Casada of Pine Bluff, who lost his license to sell insurance in Arkansas in December, was booked in to the Pulaski County jail Thursday on 22 felony counts. read more >

Industry Standards (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Trump's fundamental dishonesty is one of the character traits that Republicans rewarded during the primaries, and it's certainly not something they will discipline now. read more >

Update: BB&T to Acquire Regions Insurance

BB&T Corp., a financial services holding company based in North Carolina, announced Friday that its insurance brokerage subsidiary, BB&T Insurance Holdings Inc., would acquire Regions Insurance, which has a large presence in Arkansas. read more >

Chad May Named CEO of Armor Bank Ahead of Central Arkansas Expansion

The Forrest City bank, owned by Mark and Nathan Waldrip, plans to expand into central Arkansas, where May will continue to be based. read more >

Boss Hogg 2.0 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Even after Allied Bank was shut down by the Arkansas State Bank Department in 2016, I wasn't expecting a 40-page report from the Office of Inspector General. But Allied was special. read more >