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Stanley Nelson Recognized at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (Movers & Shakers)

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Stanley Nelson, the documentarian behind “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities,” received the Career Achievement Award in Documentary Film during the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival earlier this month.


Tommy May, chairman of the Simmons Foundation and former CEO of Simmons First National Corp., has been named chairman of the board of Go Forward Pine Bluff, whose membership was recently finalized.

Other officers include the following

  • Mary Pringos, vice chairman
  • Carla Martin, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, assistant vice chairman
  • Alexandra Kosmitis, executive project manager at Simmons Bank, secretary/treasurer.

Other board members are listed below:

  • Earlean Collins
  • Lawrence Davis Jr.
  • Connie Hathorn
  • Sederick Rice
  • Drew Atkinson
  • Steven Brown
  • Brian Thomas
  • Irene Holcomb
  • Rev. Jesse Turner
  • Rosalind Mouser
  • Eric Walden
  • Mary Virginia Makris

Ryan Watley is CEO of Go Forward Pine Bluff.


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

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