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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

King Coal Investigation Heating Up; FBI Executes New Search Warrant

The federal criminal investigation of King Coal LLC is apparently heating up again: A search-and-seizure warrant was executed Wednesday at the company's offices in Little Rock's Riverdale area, the FBI confirmed. read more >

Former Little Rock Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty; Scam Cost Government $1.1M

Christopher T. Craig pleaded guilty to just two cases of diverting tax payments to himself, but he admitted that the loss to the government was much greater. read more >

NLR Woman Pleads Guilty to $1M Payroll Fraud

Regina Lynn Paff, 53, who handled the payroll for AGL Corp. of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud filed directly by federal prosecutors. read more >

Southern Bancorp to Buy Mississippi's Smallest Bank

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia announced Tuesday a plan to buy the smallest bank in Mississippi, the Bank of Bolivar County. read more >

Hospital Operator Community Health Systems Reveals Cyberattack

Community Health Systems Inc., which operates hospitals in Fort Smith, Bentonville, Springdale and seven other cities in Arkansas, on Monday blamed Chinese hackers for a cyberattack that accessed "non-medical" data on 4.5 million patients of its affiliated physicians. read more >

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be. read more >

Whatsoever Things Are of Good Report (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Sometimes newsworthiness isn't cut and dried. But things that are true and honest and just — I actually get paid to think on these things and to decide whether they are newsworthy, whether or not they are pure and lovely and praiseworthy. read more >

Russellville Financial Adviser David Crain Fined $5,000

W. David Crain, a former representative of St. Bernard Financial Services of Russellville, has agreed to a $5,000 fine and more than $4,100 in restitution for his handling of a widow's account. read more >

As You Hoped And/Or Feared (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Arkansas, through sheer political will that strikes me as more miraculous every day, bucked the trend of conservative states turning away federal dollars to fund health insurance for the working poor. read more >

Give Me the Simple Life (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

In “The Annual Report on Philanthropy” released last month, Giving USA reported that total charitable giving in the U.S. rose by 3.9 percent (1.5 percent when adjusted for inflation) in 2013, to a total of $335.2 billion. Religious organizations received the largest piece of that, but that was less than a third — $105.5 billion. (Down very slightly from 2012.) read more >