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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

Recommended Reading (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

No matter what marketing strategy your company is using, personal recommendations still matter. read more >

Marginally Acceptable (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

We're never going to find a tax structure that suits everyone — this is the essential tension of governing. But any honest discussion would have to start with this: Taxation isn't child's play. read more >

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A new Congress and the now undeniable commencement of the 2020 presidential election campaign season mean that the most personal political topic is inching its way back into the news: health care. read more >

Just My Luck (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The vast majority of daily local newspapers are cash-starved — the first industry to starve to death when consumer demand for its product is at an all-time high. read more >

Integrity CEO Gary Childers: Farmers & Merchants Came Calling

Integrity First Bank of Mountain Home was not actively seeking a buyer when the CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bankshares in Stuttgart rang. read more >

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly. read more >

First Bank Deal of '19: Farmers & Merchants to Acquire Integrity First

When the acquisition of Integrity First Bank of Mountain Home is completed in the second quarter, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stuttgart will grow by almost 50 percent, to $1.5 billion in assets. read more >

Party Like It's 1919 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Greeting the new year with a listing of anniversaries to note in 2019, I was slightly horrified by how many “historic” events seem fairly recent. read more >

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018. read more >

We're Making A List (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

There is something about the human brain that likes to see data organized and ranked in an objective way. read more >