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Partners Bank has hired Monty Wiggins as vice president, commercial loan officer at its main branch in downtown Helena West Helena.

Jayme Vaughan has joined Arvest Bank as a marketing manager in Siloam Springs.


Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives recognized Kristi Barr as the Outstanding Economic Developer for 2019. Barr is the director of workforce development and education for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.


The Commission for Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation recently selected Tim Cain as the new director of the Arkansas Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation.


The National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has added new staff attorneys Christina Cole and Brigit Rollins.


Katy A. Marino, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Science as a thoracic surgeon.

Robin Singh, M.D., has joined Arkansas Cardiology/Baptist Health Heart Institute, working alongside his father, Dr. Balkrishna Singh.

Mark T. Jansen, M.D., a veteran family practice physician and faculty member/administrator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, has been named vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


The Little Rock Realtors Association has named Kristen Kennon of iRealty Arkansas as the 2019 LRRA Realtor of the Year.

Modern Realty Group announced that Bill Williams has passed the exam and all educational requirements to become a licensed associate broker for the agency.


Taylor Meador has joined the staff at the Fort Smith Children's Emergency Shelter as marketing and public relations coordinator.


Robert Smith of Bryant has been named director of engineering for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.


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