Little Rock-based Stephens has hired Heide Harrell as vice president and communications director of its Private Wealth Management division.
Harrell brings more than 20 years of communications, marketing and business development experience to the role. She was previously director of marketing and business development at Rose Law Firm. Harrell has also held positions at two of the state's top advertising firms and spent five years at the former Delta Trust & Bank.
In her new position, Harrell will oversee communication strategies for the division and assist in relationship-building opportunities for its financial consultants across the U.S., Stephens said in a news release.
"Heide is a proven communications professional in both the financial and legal industries, which makes her a great addition to our team,” Kevin Scanlon, executive vice president and head of Stephens Private Wealth Management division, said in the release. "Her ability to deliver results through her varied experiences will be an asset as we continue to focus on growth throughout the department and firm."
Harrell, a member of the 2020 class of Arkansas Business 40 Under 40, is currently serving her second two-year term on the National PRSA Board of Directors.
She holds a master's in applied communication studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a bachelor's in speech communications from the University of Central Arkansas.