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Banking CFO Winner: Karen Shaw, Citizens Bank

Banking CFO Winner:  Karen Shaw, Citizens Bank
8 months ago

Karen Shaw wanted to pursue a professional business career that would have vast opportunities to serve others, be intellectually challenging and always be in demand. She found that and more with accounting.

Lifetime Achievement in Accounting: Johnny McCaleb, Simmons First

Lifetime Achievement in Accounting: Johnny McCaleb, Simmons First
8 months ago

Johnny McCaleb remembers rolling west across the Mississippi River bridge at Helena en route to the start of his post-collegiate career in 1976. Looking back, the “Welcome to Arkansas” sign with its “Land of Opportunity” motto proved to be more than a drive-by greeting.

Small Private CFO: Stuart McLendon, Dyne Hospitality

Small Private CFO: Stuart McLendon, Dyne Hospitality
8 months ago

A pandemic presents particular challenges to a hospitality company, whose business model revolves around getting people in the doors, but Stuart McLendon, chief financial officer of Dyne Hospitality Group since 2018, is proud of how his company has worked through those challenges.

Large Private CFO: Dick Fletcher, CTEH

Large Private CFO: Dick Fletcher, CTEH
8 months ago

Dick Fletcher will soon be surrounded by construction — a consequence of his employer, CTEH, being bought by Montrose Environmental Group Inc. last year.

Nonprofit CFO: Corey Moline, Arkansas Community Foundation

Nonprofit CFO: Corey Moline, Arkansas Community Foundation
8 months ago

Corey Moline and his team at Arkansas Community Foundation were in some ways on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic when it first hit in March 2020, and meeting the challenges of the health crisis is one of his biggest career achievements.

Public Sector CFO: Jeff Mascagni, Central Arkansas Water

Public Sector CFO: Jeff Mascagni, Central Arkansas Water
8 months ago

After Jeff Mascagni graduated from Arkansas State University and joined Frost PLLC in Little Rock as a CPA, Central Arkansas Water was his first client, and a major client through five years in public accounting.

Hospital CFO: Shawna Ives, White River Health System

Hospital CFO: Shawna Ives, White River Health System
8 months ago

In October 2019, Shawna Ives, at age 34, was named CFO of White River Health System in Batesville. A few months later, the pandemic hit, upending the financial health of hospitals around the country.