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MOVERS & SHAKERS.

ACCOUNTING

Brent Black has joined Ernst & Young LLP in Little Rock as the senior of its assurance and advisory business services group.

ADVERTISING

Oliver Williams has been named a graphic artist by Heathcott Associates Advertising Agency in Little Rock. Williams will work with KFC, Mexico Chiquito and Gwatney Chevrolet.

ARCHITECTURE

Jason P. Landrum has been promoted to principal and stockholder by the Wilcox Group Architects/Planners of Little Rock. Landrum is the project architect for the St. Joseph's Regional Health Center's Cancer Research Center and Women's Research Center in Hot Springs.

EDUCATION

Angela Laird Brenton has been named dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's College of Professional Studies. Brenton worked at UALR as a professor of speech communication from 1989-89 associate dean of the college from 1989-94 and director of the Baum Decision Support Center in 2000.

Linda London Simmons, an English and oral communications teacher at Dollarway High School, received the Pat Lile Scholarship for the Leadership Pine Bluff Class of 2002. The award is given to an individual who exemplifies commitment to service, honesty, fairness and perseverance.

Pat Watson has joined Hendrix College's Office of Development and College Relations in Conway. Watson is the coordinator of leadership giving and will solicit new annual fund donors.

Melissa Banks has been promoted to director of special events for the University of Arkansas. Banks will be responsible for events and activities involving donors, special recognition programs and stewardship of gifts and endowments to the UA.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Angie Henry has been promoted to assistant vice president and customer service representative manager of Summit Bank in Magnolia. Henry has more than 14 years experience in banking and has held numerous positions at Summit.

Beth Greer Byrd has joined the Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock as a mortgage loan officer. Byrd is a 30-year veteran of the mortgage industry.

Russell Stubblefield has been promoted to retail banking officer for Metropolitan National Bank in Conway. Myra Underwood was promoted to trust operations officer at MNB in Little Rock.

Clyde Henderson has been appointed president of Riverside Bank in Little Rock. Jerry Sullivan has been appointed senior vice president of Riverside Mortgage in Little Rock.

HEALTH CARE

Dr. William Golden, vice president of clinical quality improvement at the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care in Little Rock, has received the national Healthcare Quality Improvement Excellence in Physician Leadership Award from the American Health Quality Association in San Diego. Golden received the award for his improvements in heart attack treatment, stroke prevention and other preventive health services.

Lauren Baker has been named director of regulatory compliance for the Arkansas Managed Care Organization in Little Rock. Baker will be responsible for federal and state regulatoryy research and compliance wit AMCO.

INSURANCE

Ron Adams has been promoted to vice president of Hoffman Henry Insurance Corp. in Searcy. Adams will be responsible for all marketing and sales operations for the Searcy office.

LEGAL

Erin B, Burns has joined Hyden Miron & Foster PLLC in Little Rock as an associate. Burns will practice tax, business and estate planning.

NONPROFIT

Anissa Buckner, a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a postdoctoral research assistant at Purdue University, will receive the Minority Access Alumna Role Model Award from Minority Access Inc. at a national conference in Washington, D.C. Buckner has conducted research for the gene therapy division of Baxter Health Care Corp.

Lorrie Barr has joined Easter Seals of Arkansas in Little Rock as the communications director. Barr will be responsible for planning, developing and executing internal and external communications for the organization. Toni Roosth joined Easter Seals as the development officer for individual gifts. Roosth will be responsible for maintaining and building relationships with current donors and identifying potential contributors.

TECHNOLOGY

Jay S. Stanley & Associates Inc. in North Little Rock received an award from International Communications Industries Associations Inc. of Fairfax, Va., for certifying 50 percent of its sales and technical staff as technical specialists. Only 22 companies worldwide have received this certification from ICIA.

UTILITIES

Linwood W. Wells, president of the board of Craighead Electric Cooperative Corp. in Jonesboro, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. in Little Rock. AECI provides statewide services to Arkansas' electric cooperatives.

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