Christine Price was recently promoted to Tax Director at Garland & Greenwood CPAs and Advisors, PLLC, and Jared Garner was hired as an accountant.


Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture for 2021-2022.


Encore Bank has announced the arrival of Allison Cox as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Little Rock.

Brad McBride has been promoted to vice president and senior relationship manager of global commercial banking services at Bank of America in Arkansas.

Phillip Hutchins has been promoted to Vice President and Director of Relations, for Commercial Banking Services at Bank of America in Arkansas.


Anura Rathnayake has been appointed Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas in the Pine Bluff Department of Agriculture.


Charles Gaba, is now Market Manager for Merrill Lynch, Memphis-Little Rock Market.


Grant Wallace, Deputy Chief Treasurer of the Arkansas State Treasurer’s Office, received the Public Finance Employee of the Year award from the National Association of State Treasurers.


Philip Sherrill has been promoted to senior vice president of enterprise risk management and appointed chief risk officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC has added four new partners to the law firm: Sharri Bell, Byron Keaton, Laura O’Hara and Noah Watson.

J. Cliff McKinney II, Managing Member of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, has been appointed to the Council of the Legislative Committee of the Uniform Law Commission.

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC announced the addition of lawyers Peyton Hildebrand to Rogers and Savannah Johnston and Austin Reed to Little Rock.


Jennifer Lester will join Newmark Moses Tucker Partners on January 1, 2022 as COO.


Martine Downs Pollard of Rogers has been named Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield vice president for the Northwest Arkansas market.


Seal Solar has hired John Elkins as its new General Counsel and General Counsel.


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