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CJRW Hires 4 (Movers & Shakers)

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CJRW of Little Rock has hired four: Madison Dawson will serve as account executive based in northwest Arkansas. She was previously regional marketing director for Brashears Furniture in Berryville and tourism director for the Eureka Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission. Jordan Gray will serve as digital analytics specialist. Ashley Moore will serve as senior account executive. She previously was general manager of operations at Ouachita Broadcasting Inc. Jacob Turbyfill will serve as billing coordinator. He previously was a sales account executive at Insight Enterprises.

Kieran Shanahan has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart U.S. He recently was executive vice president, international operations, and regional CEO for Walmart International.

(From left) Aaron Beard and Joy Emery
(From left) Aaron Beard and Joy Emery (HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC)


Aaron Beard has been promoted to principal at HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC of Little Rock. He has been with the firm since 2009. Additionally, Joy Emery has been promoted to principal at HCJ CPAs & Advisors. She has been with the company since 2012.


Brian Gunnels
Brian Gunnels (Carty & Co)


Brian Gunnels has been hired as senior vice president at Carty & Co. of Little Rock. He has more than 25 years of experience working with financial institutions in the fixed-income business.

Mark Jansen has been promoted to senior vice president of finance at Hickingbotham Investments Inc. He has been with the company since 2005. Additionally, Daniel Seale has been promoted to vice president of compliance. He has been with the company since 2017.

Justin Reddin
Justin Reddin (Malvern National Bank)


Justin Reddin has been hired as vice president, commercial lending at Malvern National Bank. He has 18 years of banking experience.

Leann Siler
Leann Siler (First Community Bank)


Leann Siler has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial lending and regional retail lending manager at First Community Bank of Batesville. She has been in banking since 1982.

Steve Wilcoxon
Steve Wilcoxon (First Community Bank)


Steve Wilcoxon has been promoted to president of the dealer-direct program of First Community Bank. He will be responsible for developing and executing strategic initiatives to support the growth of the bank’s dealer-direct lending business across all business lines and regions.

Ethan Branscum has been hired as director of acquisitions at Sower Farmland of Omaha, Nebraska, working out of the Little Rock office. He was previously vice president of agribusiness and capital markets at AgHeritage Farm Credit Service.


Regina Rushing Burkett has been appointed executive director of economic development at the Woodruff County Economic Development Commission of Augusta. She will carry out the commission’s strategic initiatives and implement innovative economic policies that will drive growth and prosperity across the county.

Sheridan Richards
Sheridan Richards (City of Little Rock)


Sheridan Richards has been hired as chief people officer at the city of Little Rock. She previously was executive director of organizational development and people culture partners at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Shelby Morris
Shelby Morris (North Little Rock Tourism)


Shelby Morris has been hired as tourism project manager at North Little Rock Tourism. She previously served as a tourism sales specialist at Arkansas Tourism for five years.

Cassie Francisco
Cassie Francisco (Conway Corp.)


Cassie Francisco has been promoted to controller in the accounting department at Conway Corp. She previously was assistant controller for the company

Wesley Manion
Wesley Manion (Conway Corp.)


Wesley Manion of Conway Corp. has earned the voice over internet protocol specialist certification from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. He has been.

Adam Beighley has been hired as a software developer at Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock. He will design, develop and deploy full-stack software solutions.


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

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