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Business People of Northwest Arkansas

May 26, 2019 at 1:00 a.m.

Brian G. Kim was named president of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education where he will be in charge of day-to-day operations and oversee academics for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was vice president for the Department of Accreditation and associate general counsel for the American Osteopathic Association. He has 35 years of legal experience and more than 20 years academic experience. He earned a bachelor of arts from Tulane University and a juris doctorate from Boston College Law School.

Amber Murphy was hired as manager of United's Promenade branch at 2000 S. Promenade Blvd. in Rogers. She has 15 years of financial services experience, most recently as branch manager III at Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

Archie Cole was named a vice president at Arvest Bank. He is a branch sales manager for Arvest at its 1170 N. Salem Road branch in Fayetteville. Cole has seven years of banking experience.

James Cowles was named a vice president at Arvest Bank. He is branch sales manager for Arvest at 1113 N. Garland Ave. in Fayetteville and has six years of industry experience. Cowles earned a bachelor's degree in English at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Amanda Little was named vice president for Arvest Bank in Fayetteville. Little, who serves as branch sales manager for the Arvest location at 2389 N. College Ave., has nine years of banking experience.

Jimmie Edie was named a vice president for Arvest Bank. Edie, who serves as branch sales manager for Arvest at 3045 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville, has 15 years of industry experience. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at Missouri Southern State University.

Amy Simco was named a vice president at Arvest Bank. Simco, branch sales manager for Arvest at 15 N. Centennial Ave. in West Fork, has 32 years of industry experience.

Jesse Burch, Beaver Water District operations supervisor, received the Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association's Water Works Outstanding Achievement Award on April 30 in Hot Springs. He started working at the water district in 2003 as a water operator II. He has also worked as a water quality technician for the Washington County Conservation District. Burch has a bachelor's degree in environmental soil and water science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has grade IV water operators treatment and distribution licenses and professional operator water treatment class IV certification.

Randy Hurban was named executive director of The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas. He has more than 33 years experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, operations, talent development and executive leadership for Georgia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and IQVIA. Ten years ago, he decided to start his own businesses, including Stepping Stone Children's Academy and Moxy Ox.

Briefs are for people in Northwest Arkansas who are new hires, were promoted, received an award from outside their organization or received a certification. Email: Information must be received by noon Wednesday prior to the Sunday the item is to be published.

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