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Dr. James Denton, director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas, has been named "Man of the Year" by the Arkansas Poultry Federation of Little Rock. Chip Blocker, a sales representative for Wynco LLC in Hot Springs, was named "Salesman of the Year."


Priscilla McChristian has joined the Office of Development and College Relations at Hendrix College in Conway as associate director of alumni relations. McChristian, a Hendrix graduate, was previously president of the Feminist Majority Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Brian O. Hemphill was named associate vice chancellor, for student affairs and dean of students for the Division for Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas. Hemphill previously worked as the dean of students at the University of Carolina at Wilmington.

J. Barry Ballard has been appointed president of Ouachita Technical College in Malvern. Ballard was formerly a manager of American General Financial Group's subsidiary, Valic.


Robert Robinson has joined Express Collection Co. in Little Rock as senior vice president of the corporate operations office. Robinson previously worked at Arvest Central Bank in Little Rock.

John Lucas has joined Windsor Door Credit Co. in Little Rock as a collection analyst.

Gertie Calloway has joined Eagle Rank & Trust in North Little Rock as a customer service representative. Michael Boston has joined as branch manager of the North Hills branch in North Little Rock.

Terry Borreson has joined Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville as senior vice president of finance. Borreson has been in financial services for more than 20 years and is moving to Arkansas from Michigan.

Sandra De Luca of Little Rock has joined Pinnacle Bank of Little. Rock as senior vice president of commercial lending. De Luca was formerly with Regions Bank in Little Rock.


Laura Hensley Smith of the Friday Eldredge & Clark firm in Little Rock has been elevated to president of the Pulaski County Bar Association for 2001-2002. Other officers include John C. Wyvil, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, president-elect; Bill James, Bill James Law Firm, secretary/treasurer. The new board of directors includes Leon Helms, Gregory S. Kitterman, Mark Leverett, Stuart P. Miller, Steve Quattlebaum and Paula J. Storeygard.

Wilson & Associates PLLC of Little Rock recently established the Wilson & Associates Ethics Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who receives the top grade in ethics at the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville and the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Darlene Loftis has joined Wilson & Associates as its information technology director. Kelly Huntsman was promoted to manager of systems operations in the title and closing services division. Phyllis Brillhart, a certified public accountant, has joined the firm as associate partner. Lynn Walston and Sandy Snell have been promoted to managers at the firm. Walston joined Wilson & Associates as a legal assistant in 1995, and Snell joined as a bankruptcy supervisor in 1997.


Dr. James W. Bryan has joined Martin Bowen Hefley Knee & Sports in Little Rock and will practice primary care sports medicine. Bryan has worked as the team physician for the Arkansas Riverblades, Arkansas Twisters and Arkansas Travelers.

Jack M. East has been appointed chief executive officer of the Arkansas Amputee Foundation Inc. in Little Rock. East served as executive director of the foundation for 25 years. Catherine J. Walden has been promoted to succeed East as executive director of the foundation. Walden previously served as associate director of case management.

Arkansas Business publishes Movers & Shakers each week to cite significant personnel news in the Arkansas business community. To have your free item listed, go to, click on the "Who's Who" button and then use the link to submit an item. Photographs and brief descriptions should be e-mailed to Brendan O'Reilly at or mailed to Arkansas Business; P.O. Box 3686; Little Rock, AR 72203. Items will be published as space becomes available. Photos may be submitted but cannot be returned.
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Date:Jul 9, 2001
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