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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

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 >

Caveat Lector (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

One of the problems with online news sites: You have to make an effort to rightly divide the information brought to you by journalists and the opinions brought to you by contributors, and it's not as easy as it is on, say, the Views pages of Arkansas Business. read more >

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. read more >

Donnie Frederic, CEO of St. Mary's at Russellville, Dies at 60

Frederic, who had previously worked in Little Rock, Springdale and Bentonville, died of an apparent heart attack on Friday while on vacation in Montreal. read more >