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Gary William Udouj Jr. has been appointed the Fort Smith School District's first director of the Career Education Center and District Innovation. In this job, he will develop an academic program for students in career and technical education, and work with a design team for a building donated by the estate of William L. Hutcheson at 5900 Painter Lane in Fort Smith. Udouj, a Fort Smith native and Southside High School graduate, was director of the district's Adult Education Center.


The Little Rock School District named Robert Robinson the executive director of the district's department of Human Resources. He had been serving as interim director of Human Resources.


Tyson Foods Inc. has appointed Noelle O'Mara to the newly created role of chief marketing officer. O'Mara joined Springdale-based Tyson Foods in April 2016 as vice president, new business models. She most recently worked for the company as general manager and senior vice president of the Jimmy Dean and Tyson brands. In her new position, O'Mara reports to Tyson President and Chief Executive Officer Noel White and is responsible for innovation and brand building to support the company's overall growth strategy.

Jonathan D. Mariner has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. Mariner is a private investor and entrepreneur who recently retired after 23 years in professional sports. He was chief financial officer for the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, where he led the League's accounting, treasury and budgeting functions; completed more than a dozen franchise purchase and sale transactions; and helped create the league's strategic investment fund. Before that, Mariner was chief financial officer for the Florida Marlins baseball team, Florida Panthers hockey club and Dolphins Stadium.


Dr. John Alexander Jr., a Magnolia family medicine doctor for more than 35 years, has joined the Family Medical Center at the South Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Magnolia. UAMS South serves a seven-county region: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita and Union counties.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Service has hired Laura Balis as a health specialist. Balis, a Michigan native, has a Ph.D. in human nutrition, foods, and exercise from Virginia Tech. She also has four years of working as an extension educator in Wyoming in a position similar to Arkansas' extension agents.


Dr. Christopher Bader has joined University of Arkansas, Fayetteville as the assistant athletics director for mental health and performance. Bader was the director of psychological health and performance at the University of Colorado.

Steve Crowell of Magnolia will be the trap shooting coach at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. The trap shooting program begins at SAU in the fall semester.


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office has hired a new class of law clerks for the first summer session to assist with legal research, drafting memos and legal documents, and accompanying lawyers at trials, client meetings and hearings. They are Lauren Ford, of Cabot, a second-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, in the Criminal Department; Grace Lee, of Gosnell, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, in the Public Protection Department; Jessica Lowery, of Turrell, of Hope, a third-year student at the Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, in the Public Protection Department; Clayton Rowe, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; and Cheston Wright, of Arkadelphia, a third-year student at the University of Arkansas School of Law, in the Civil Department.

SundayMonday Business on 06/16/2019

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