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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

Home BancShares Announces Purchase of Another Florida Bank

The parent company of Centennial Bank of Conway will pay between $33 million and $33.9 million in cash and stock for Broward Financial Holdings Inc. read more >

The Weekly Miracle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Later this week, I'll celebrate my 15th anniversary as editor of Arkansas Business. If your first thought is, “Wow, you'd think she'd be better at it by now,” let me assure you that I am in complete agreement. The longer I do this job, the more I realize just how much I don't know. But that's one of the reasons I keep doing it: I learn something about something every day. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Responds to 'Say on Pay' Vote

Say-on-pay votes are not binding in the first place, and the vast majority pass, but say on pay is having an impact even for companies whose compensation packages get voter approval, and a perfect example is in Little Rock: Bank of the Ozarks Inc. read more >

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon. read more >

The Home of Outrageous Service (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Greg Hatcher has those words in big letters on the side of The Hatcher Agency in downtown Little Rock — “The Home of Outrageous Service” — and we all understand that he means outrageous in a good way, and anyone who has worked with his agency knows he means it. But last week, outrageous customer service took on a completely different meaning when a man named Ryan Block released a recording of his excruciating experience trying to cancel his Comcast service. read more >

Green Forest Bank Has New Name: Anstaff

Another Arkansas bank has changed its name in order to position itself for growth outside its traditional geographic area: First National Bank of Green Forest is becoming Anstaff Bank. read more >

Farmers Bank of Magnolia Makes Deal to Buy 1st Bank of Texarkana, Texas

No price tag on the deal was included in the announcement; 1st Bank's equity capital stood at $30.9 million as of March 31. read more >

Brothers Take Creative Act to New Cranford Co.

Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford have formed a new advertising agency called Cranford Co. — actually a limited liability company — to be located in downtown Little Rock. Their father, Wayne, will be “of counsel” to Cranford Co. read more >

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care Teams With Aledade To Arm, Reward Docs

Aledade is what's called an ACO, an accountable care organization, a relatively new type of entity established by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act for the purpose of improving health care quality while controlling unnecessary spending. read more >