Lydia Smith has been hired as director of mortgage production at Southern Bancorp Inc. of Little Rock. She previously was vice president of diversity lending at InQlusion Mortgage Capital.
David Roberts has joined the board of directors at Peoples Bank of Sheridan. Roberts is the owner of Blue Collar Consulting of Benton, where he helps owners and operators start, operate or exit their businesses.
Abigail M. Barr has been hired as an attorney at PPGMR Law of Little Rock. She previously was a clerk at the firm in 2022.
Hillary Branham and Trace Fryar have been hired as personal injury attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton of Little Rock.
Rebecca Morgan Ferguson has been named partner at Lion Legal of North Little Rock. She has served as managing attorney for the family and criminal divisions at the firm since 2021.
Imaobong “Ima” Dixon has been hired as senior manager of policy and engagement at Forward Arkansas of Little Rock. She previously was special projects coordinator in the Pine Bluff mayor’s office.
Craig Rickert has been hired as executive director of the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotion Commission. He previously was director of communications at Jonesboro Unlimited.
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