5 Inducted into the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame (Movers & Shakers)


(Clockwise from top left) Allan Kennedy, B.J. Dunn, Stephen Hoffman, Greg Hatcher and Kim Ellis
(Clockwise from top left) Allan Kennedy, B.J. Dunn, Stephen Hoffman, Greg Hatcher and Kim Ellis (Provided)

Five people have been inducted into the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame. They are B.J. Dunn of Brown & Brown Insurance in Russellville; Greg Hatcher, CEO of The Hatcher Agency of Little Rock; Stephen Hoffmann, president of the CRC Group of Little Rock; Kim Ellis, vice president of Mark Williamson Co. of Little Rock; and the late Allan Kennedy, who was a state representative from Fort Smith. The Hall of Fame was created in 2015 to identify and honor professionals in the insurance field.


Richard Hinkle
Richard Hinkle (Baptist Health)

Dr. Richard Hinkle has received the American College of Physicians Arkansas Abernathy Laureate Award. Hinkle is a physician at Baptist Health Adult Medicine Specialists-Fort Smith with 44 years of experience. The award honors those who have demonstrated excellence in the medical field and in service to their community.


Gail Reede Jones
Gail Reede Jones (Arkansas Urology)

Dr. Gail Reede Jones has been named the inaugural recipient of the Spirit of Independence Award by the Large Urology Group Practice Association. Jones was the first female urologist in Arkansas and a founder of Arkansas Urology in Little Rock, where she still practices. The award recognized Jones for dedication and service to patients and the practice of independent urology.


INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The award recognizes health colleges and universities with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. UAMS was also named the Diversity Champion.


(From left) Kyler Brinkley and Eugenia Morris
(From left) Kyler Brinkley and Eugenia Morris (Black River Technical College)

Kyler Brinkley has joined Black River Technical College of Pocahontas as an academic counselor. Brinkley has bachelor degrees in criminology and sociology and his master’s in criminal justice from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Additionally, Eugenia Morris has been promoted to financial aid adviser and default prevention specialist. Morris previously worked as an administrative specialist. She earned her associate art degree in general education from BRTC.


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