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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

Something to Chew On (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

After finding an unexpected gob of chewing gum in her movie popcorn, a Little Rock film patron found more surprises in the theater chain's reaction to her complaint. read more >

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >

Presumed Innocent (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

While I firmly believe in the presumption of innocence, I used to also assume that the awesome power of the government — especially the federal government — is never wielded cavalierly. The John Stacks case has challenged that assumption at every turn. read more >

Update: Gene Cauley's Death Ruled Suicide

S. Gene Cauley, once a high-profile class-action lawyer before pleading guilty to stealing millions from a client trust account, was found dead in his lakeside home near Hot Springs on Friday morning. read more >

The Truth Is Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This keeps me awake at night: The knowledge that there are important stories of value and interest to my readers, or of importance to our community or our country, that aren't being reported because news organizations don't know about them and there might not be enough warm bodies to do the work even if we did. read more >

Business Icons: Johnny Allison Backs Talk With Banking Performance

Johnny Allison is chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank, indisputably one of the best-performing banks in the country. He's its biggest shareholder, with stock worth about $200 million, and he says his job these days is to impose discipline on a bank that is one of the most efficient money-makers despite completing 19 acquisitions between 2003 and 2015 that have pushed its assets to nearly $10 billion. read more >

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community. read more >

Looking Past The Smoke (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Judges — like U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III — seem to be able to blow away a smoke screen to illuminate the motives of parties in the cases they consider. read more >

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors. read more >

Regulatory Costs Hit Smaller Banks Harder, St. Louis Fed Economists Conclude in Report

Smaller banks really are hit harder by the cost of regulatory compliance, a report published last week concluded. read more >