First Community Bank has announced that Mindy Hind-marsh has joined the bank as secondary mortgage originator for the Cabot region.

Arvest Bank in Little Rock has hired Steve Holmes as a private banking adviser.


Ritter Communications, a leading regional broadband provider, is adding Jeff Chapman has joined Ritter Communications as a vice president and general manager.

Whit Cox recently joined the team at Little Rock based Entegrity to serve as general counsel.

Conway Corp recently announced the following promotions in their water and wastewater departments: Rickie McPherson was promoted to senior plant maintenance, Brent Clark has been promoted to senior plant operator, and Keith Turner, Cory Garrett, Jason Hood, Kerry Beaty and Chad Butler have all been promoted to senior utility worker.


Cancer researcher Alan Tackett, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

CHI St. Vincent announced that radiation oncologist Dr. David Pruitt has joined the team at the CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Cancer Center.

Gaurav Dhar, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to establish and grow the Structural Heart Program within the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Jaleesa A. Jackson, M.D., a chronic pain medicine fellowship-trained anesthesiologist, is now practicing at UAMS Health Pain Clinic in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


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