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Jan Cottingham

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Jan Cottingham is from western Arkansas and is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway. She's always wanted to be a journalist and pretty much always has been, with one detour into the nonprofit world: editing Heifer International's magazine and serving as communications liaison for Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai of Kenya.

Cottingham began her career at the Arkansas Democrat and was the last city editor of the Arkansas Gazette. She was also metro editor at the Dallas Morning News. Her Influences? Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Penn Warren.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Warren Stephens Bets on Startup Roadie Shipping Network

Roadie uses the excess capacity of passenger vehicles already on the road to move packages from one point to another. The Roadie mobile app connects drivers with people who need to ship goods to where those drivers are already headed. read more >

Slideshow: Inside Robinson Center's $68 Million Renovation Project

The Little Rock auditorium is undergoing a $68 million renovation led by the design team of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock and Ennead Architects of New York. CDI Contractors of Little Rock has partnered with Hunt Construction Group of Dallas as general contractors and construction managers. read more >

Waltons Invest In Hospitality Group RopeSwing in Northwest Arkansas

Members of the Walton family are among investors in one of two hospitality companies launched recently in Bentonville, businesses whose debuts underscore the surge of the hospitality sector in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity. read more >

The Growing World of Emergency Management

Climate change and its results are hardly the only challenge facing David Maxwell, chief of the state Department of Emergency Management, which has 90 employees and a budget of $148.4 million. read more >

Stacy Duckett, VP of Southwest Power Pool, Dies at 50

Stacy Lynn Duckett of North Little Rock, vice president, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, has died at age 50. read more >

Recent Crystal Bridges Acquisitions Believed to Total $64 Million

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Friday announced a number of new acquisitions, bringing to $64.4 million the estimated value of recently announced art purchases. read more >

Deltic Executive Pay Drops in 2014

Despite Deltic Timber's strong earnings in 2014, compensation paid four of the five top Deltic executive officers dropped compared with 2013. read more >

Millie Ward of Stone Ward on 40 Years in Advertising

Millie Ward, president of Stone Ward of Little Rock, has been in the advertising business for 40 years and she was recently inducted into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. But spend any time with her and you'll see — it's subtle, noticeable only in retrospect — that she'd rather tell her clients' stories than her own. read more >

A Visit With James Beard Nominee Matt McClure of The Hive and Joël Antunes of One Eleven

An Arkansas restaurant and an Arkansas chef recently gained national recognition of the best kind: being named semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards are among the most prestigious in the restaurant world. read more >

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