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2 Promoted at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (Movers & Shakers)

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Megan McClain has been promoted to manager of tax at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. McClain joined the cooperatives in 2020. Additionally, Justin Simpson has been promoted to director of tax and insurance. He has been with the cooperatives since 2011.

Kevin Crass
Kevin Crass (Summit Utilities)

Kevin Crass has been appointed to the board of directors at Summit Utilities Inc. Crass is a senior partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP.

Conway Corp. has announced new promotions and certification completions. Andrew Nelson has been promoted to telecom business class services technician 4. He has been with Conway Corp. since 2014. Chad Sayers has completed his Arkansas Security Alarm Association certification. He is a telecom installer trainee. Brett Taylor has been promoted to telecom installer technician 1. He has been with the utility since 2022.

Tammy Been
Tammy Been (Data Driven Partners)

Tammy Been has been hired as vice president of business development at Data Driven Partners of Little Rock. She has 24 years of business development and leadership experience.

Tristan Ramsey has been hired as a software developer at Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock. He was most recently a software engineer at Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock.

The Arkansas State Bank Department has announced new hires. Whitney Baggs has been hired as a commercial examiner in the department’s Jonesboro office. She previously worked two years as a financial examiner for the Nebraska Department of Banking & Finance. Jordan Hindman has been hired as a commercial examiner for the department’s Little Rock office. He has almost three years in the banking industry. Joshua Easton Householder has been hired as a commercial examiner for the department’s Springdale office. He has a year of experience in the banking industry. John Owen Moore has been hired as a commercial examiner for the department’s Little Rock office. He has over two years of experience in the insurance industry. Krystal Smith has been hired as an administrative specialist. She has experience working in the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.

Courtney Hawthorne
Courtney Hawthorne (Anstaff Bank)

Courtney Hawthorne has been hired as branch manager at the Green Forest main office of Anstaff Bank. She has 14 years of banking experience.

Rob Lance
Rob Lance (Evolve Bank & Trust)

Rob Lance has been named senior vice president, commercial lending at Evolve Bank & Trust of West Memphis in Jonesboro. He has 20 years of experience working for financial institutions. He joined Evolve in 2018.

Ginny Markham-Jones
Ginny Markham-Jones (Southern Bancorp)

Ginny Markham-Jones has been hired as director of mortgage operations and compliance at Southern Bancorp of Little Rock. She recently served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of operation at InQlusion Mortgage Capital.

Matt Dinerman has been hired as the track announcer for the thoroughbred season at Oaklawn Jockey Club of Hot Springs. He previously served six years as the track announcer at Golden Gate Fields of Berkeley, California.

Patrick Daven
Patrick Daven (Association of Corporate Counsel)

Patrick A. Daven has been named president of the Association of Corporate Counsel of Jacksonville, Florida. He is a member of the bar in Arkansas, Florida and Washington, D.C.

Lauren McCauley
Lauren McCauley (McDaniel Wolff PLLC)

Lauren McCauley has been hired as an associate attorney at McDaniel Wolff PLLC of Little Rock.

See more of this week’s Movers & Shakers, and submit your own announcement at ArkansasBusiness.com/Movers.


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