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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

Structural Failure (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and state Auditor Andrea Lea get put on the Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior, and their scores are going to look much closer together than the nature of their bad behavior would justify. read more >

Middle Class, Cash Poor And Desperate (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A couple of smart, talented, outwardly successful guys fell into the fatal trap of believing that they deserved a lifestyle they simply couldn't afford. read more >

Bear State Earnings Reach $3.3 Million in 1Q

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock, the parent company of Bear State Bank, earned $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2016, up from $2.3 million the first quarter of 2015. read more >

Mike Beebe Joins Board of Home BancShares, Stock to Split in June

Former Gov. Mike Beebe has been named to the board of directors of Home BancShares Inc., the publicly traded parent company of Centennial Bank that is headed by his college fraternity brother, Chairman John Allison. read more >

Makris: Simmons First Looking at Nearby States for Expansion

Simmons First National Corp., having moved into Tennessee and expanded its presence in Missouri and Kansas, is now casting eyes on more neighboring states, CEO George Makris Jr. said Tuesday night. read more >

Lecture by Footnote (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes seemed to use footnotes to deliver his most direct lectures to the 16 attorneys he plans to sanction in a case related to a USAA class-action lawsuit. read more >

Once More, With Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention issued an 11-point guide for journalists, and the last point is this: “Recognize that media professionals themselves may be affected by stories about suicide.” read more >

Citizens Bank Announces $10M Low-Interest Loan Fund for Downtown Batesville

The locally owned bank will also make up to $100,000 worth of cash grants for small exterior improvements to downtown properties. read more >

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is. read more >

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year. read more >