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Orduña has worked as an adviser for companies including Maniv Mobility of Tel Aviv and EQT Group of Stockholm.
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center’s Arthur Orduña Hopes to Make Arkansas a Leader in Entrepreneurship

Orduña became executive director of The Venture Center, a nonprofit entrepreneurial support organization, in January. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Real Estate

Whitley Dunn on Commercial Real Estate Trends & the Future of Office Spaces

Dunn is founder and president of Dunn Property Management of Fayetteville, the state’s 10th-largest commercial property management firm. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

Mike Mills on His Goals for Parks, Heritage & Tourism

Mills was was appointed to lead the state Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in December 2022. read more >
Mangham was director of conservation programs at TNC Arkansas from 2006-2016.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Roger Mangham, Arkansas State Director of The Nature Conservancy, Focuses on Collaboration

He joined TNC Arkansas in June as director of external affairs and governmental relations. read more >
Boone has been recognized with the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership from the UA School of Architecture & Design.
Construction / Education / Real Estate

Architecture Plus Inc.’s Craig Boone Speaks to Current Design Needs

Boone, a native of Fort Smith, has been a licensed architect for 30 years, with experience in multifamily housing, governmental, residential and K-12 education projects. read more >
Education

Chancellor Summer DeProw Shares Her Plans for UA-PTC

DeProw became chancellor on Jan. 1, succeeding Margaret Ellibee, who retired in June. read more >
Donnell, who grew up in Danville, and his wife, Shauna, have three children: Ryan, Joseph and Preston.
Banking & Finance / Investments

Mike Donnell Marks 10 Years as President of Chambers Bank

Donnell has been working at Chambers for over 30 years. read more >
Tarpley says that only half of Arkansans with dental insurance will visit the dentist.
Health Care / Insurance

Billy Tarpley Says Little Rock’s New Dental School Will Be a ‘Welcome Change’

Tarpley has been the executive director of the Arkansas State Dental Association for 25 years. read more >
Tourism

Wayne Smith Marks 5 Years as Oaklawn’s General Manager

Smith is the sixth general manager in Oaklawn’s 115-year history. He has worked for Empire City Racing & Gaming in New York and Penn Gaming in Illinois. read more >
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The Year in Executive Q&A: 2022

Week after week, we approach executives from businesses large and small, nonprofits and even government agencies, and we ask them to answer questions about their organizations, their industries and themselves. read more >
At UA, Robinson restructured the Student Affairs Division and led institutional efforts regarding diversity recruitment and student and faculty retention.
Education

A New Chapter for Charles R. Robinson at UA

Last month, Robinson was named the first Black chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville after serving in numerous roles at the UA over the past 23 years. read more >
During her interim CEO stint, Huitt started writing a master plan for BCMC’s future.
Banking & Finance / Health Care

Leslie Huitt Prepares for the Future of Bradley County Medical Center

She says the growth in Medicare Advantage plans, which are not cost reimbursed, threatens the stability of Critical Access Hospitals. read more >
Education

Cindy Moehring Focuses on Business Integrity for Students at UA

Moehring is the founder & executive chair of the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. read more >
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Director Austin Booth and his 16-week-old black lab, Coupe.
Government & Politics / Tourism

Austin Booth: Game & Fish is Sharpening Focus on Habitat, Water Quality

The director of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission talks about efforts to rehabilitate duck habitat, getting agency revenue right and appealing to nonhunters. read more >
Jordan worked as a college student giving flying lessons.
Transportation

CEO Phil Jordan Hopes to Expand Industry Footprint With Central Flying Service

Phil Jordan, 60, has been in charge of Arkansas’ oldest aviation company since May, when Tricoastal Ventures LLC purchased Central Flying Service. read more >
Shields also helped found the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics & Society at the University of Arkansas.
Education

New A-State Chancellor Todd Shields Ensures ‘Every Red Wolf Counts’

Todd Shields started as chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in August. read more >
Mark Tudor’s daughter, Marissa, became an organ, tissue and eye donor after her death at the age of 22 in July 2018. Her donor status helped save five lives.
Health Care / Nonprofits

ARORA Leads the Country in Organ Donations, says CEO Mark Tudor

Mark Tudor joined organ recovery agency ARORA of Little Rock in January. The agency had a record year in 2021 and is still leading the country in percentage increase for donations. read more >
Henderson will join the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce board of directors on Jan. 1.
Banking & Finance / Investments

Jaclyn Henderson Blends Local Experience with Customer Relationships in NWA

In September, Henderson was named market executive for Regions' operations in Bentonville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale and Fayetteville. read more >
Crocker taught wills and trust classes for 17 years at Birmingham School of Law and was named Professor of the Year numerous times.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Jimmy Crocker Helps Clients Plan for the Future

Crocker oversees more than 100 trust employees serving Simmons’ entire six-state footprint with about $6 billion in assets under management. read more >
Jordan’s efforts led to an $8 million Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant that funded a 56,000-SF food distribution center that opened in 2012.
Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

CEO Christie Jordan Reflects on 25 Years at Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

During her time as CEO, Jordan increased the budget from $250,000 to more than $2.5 million. read more >