Jessi Rice Woods has been promoted to communities director at Excel by Eight of Little Rock. As communities director, Woods will oversee planning and design in Conway and Independence, Jefferson, Sevier and Union counties, as well as the city of Little Rock.
Stephen Wynne has been hired to lead the Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre. Wynne is an international choreographer, former university professor and professional ballet dancer. In his new role, Wynne hopes to transform the professional ballet company into a regional hub for professional concert dance in northwest Arkansas.
Andrea Morris has been appointed assistant to the provost for strategic initiatives at Harding University in Searcy. Morris’ previous experience includes serving as a senior associate for the government in Washington, D.C., and as director of urban resilience for Arlington County, Virginia.
Mallory Watson has joined The Conductor of Conway as its marketing and outreach manager. In her new role, she will oversee the organization’s overall marketing strategy and communication, as well as serve as a liaison and relationship builder for events and programs.
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