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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

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question. read more >

First Security Opens LPO in Hot Springs

First Security Bank of Searcy recently opened a loan production office in Hot Springs and is still on the hunt for a location for its first full-service branch in the Garland County, according to Scott Dews, market president. read more >

Arvest Extends Lead on List of Largest Trust Departments

This week, Arkansas Business presents three industry lists with the common theme of wealth management: trust departments, money managers and broker-dealers. read more >

John Stacks, Mountain Pure Owner, Convicted of Seven Federal Counts

A federal court jury deliberated for most of three days before reporting that it was hung on three additional counts of money laundering. read more >

DHS Says Ted Suhl Was 'Person C' in Steven Jones Bribery Case

Ted Suhl, owner of behavioral health companies, including one formerly called Lord's Ranch, has been identified by the Arkansas Department of Human Services as "Person C," who allegedly provided bribes to former DHS Deputy Director Steven B. Jones. read more >

ALL-CAPS OUTRAGE (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

My position has always been that voters should have a reasonable opportunity to decide the wet-dry question. I would prefer that they be able to decide it on a county-by-county basis, but the liquor store owners, through their friends in the Legislature, made it unreasonably difficult and expensive to get county-specific referendums on the ballot. So now we'll get a statewide vote instead. read more >

Frost Acquires Phoenix Accounting Firm

Frost PLLC, with offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville, announced Wednesday that it had acquired Thomson & Co. of Phoenix. read more >

Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >