Rockefeller Institute Hires Osburn, Hopper (Movers & Shakers)


Mandy Osburn and James Hopper of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton.
Mandy Osburn and James Hopper of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton has added two new members to its executive team: Mandy Osburn is the new chief financial officer and James Hopper is the new director of programs.

Osburn previously was the director of foundation finance and operations for the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Foundation.

During her time at the UAFS Foundation she monitored and accounted for all investments, implemented policies, procedures and reporting systems, and prepared financial statements that resulted in clean audit opinions each year.

Hopper previously was the director of programs at EAST Initiative.

In the six years Hopper worked at EAST, he served in a variety of roles, including as director of development and program coordinator. He serves on the boards of the Arkansas chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the New Leaders Council.


Mark Hinson has been promoted to vice president of creative services at Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock. Hinson has been part of the Mangan Holcomb Partners team since 1998. In his new position, Hinson will hold more responsibility for day-to-day creative operations, as well as the production of creative projects with the team.

Mark Hinson of Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock.
Mark Hinson of Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock.


James M. Simpson, a partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark, and Dr. Wendy Ward, a professor and clinician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, have been elected to the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas in North Little Rock.


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