Jennifer Shabdue has been promoted to assistant project manager at Cline Construction Group in North Little Rock. She was previously a project coordinator.
Abdel Bachri has been named interim dean of the College of Science & Engineering at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia. He is an associate professor of engineering and chair of the Department of Engineering & Engineering Physics at the university.
Julie Austin has joined TruService Community Federal Credit Union in Little Rock as marketing coordinator. She was previously the center manager at Sona Medspa in Little Rock.
Ashish Patel has been promoted to bank assistant examiner in information systems at the Arkansas State Bank Department in Little Rock. He was previously an information systems examiner.
Kristin Smith has been hired at Team SI of Little Rock as a technical project manager. She previously worked at Acxiom as a project manager.
Emily Reeves Dean has joined Cranford Co. in Little Rock as director of brand and social strategy. She was formerly a communications consultant and former director of digital innovation and insight planning at Stone Ward.
Renie Prentice Rule has been named executive director of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation and vice president of development for Arkansas Hospice in North Little Rock. She was previously executive director of development for the UAMS College of Medicine in Little Rock.