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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

Just Because One Can ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It may not be illegal for President Trump to tweet-shame a department store chain for dropping his daughter's line of fashion merchandise, but just because he can doesn't mean he should. read more >

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out. read more >

Brain Training (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I have had a rich opportunity to observe several logical fallacies used by seemingly rational adults. read more >

I Need A Drink (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Taxpayers should not be paying for sodas in a country overwhelmed with obesity and diabetes. read more >

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices. read more >

Simmons Reports 4Q Net Income of $27M

Simmons First National Corp. earned $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a year-over-year increase of 13.4 percent, pushing its net income for the year to $96.8 million, an increase of more than 30 percent. read more >

Machen Succeeds McFatridge as CEO of Bear State Financial

Mark McFatridge has resigned as CEO of Bear State Financial, and the board of directors of the publicly traded bank holding company announced Wednesday that Matt Machen will be his replacement. read more >

CTEH Adds California Office

The Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health LLC, which is based in North Little Rock, has added an office in southern California to its growing network. read more >

Icon Communications Executive Houser Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

Blaine Francis Houser, a senior vice president of Icon Communications in Russellville, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of mail fraud in a case that cost his employer more than a quarter million dollars. read more >

Are 401(k) Costs Fair? Firms Can Analyze Fees

The suspicion that one's 401(k) plan might be costing more in fees than necessary has taken root in the American consciousness. read more >

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