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Dale Tuttle and Bryan Williams have been promoted to quality control manager and director of the custom homes division at Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc. of Springdale. Tuttle has 13 years of experience in the industry, working for KMS as manager of the market housing preconstruction department. He will continue this role in addition to his new position. Williams has been with KMS for three years, working as estimator of the market housing department. He will be the first to lead the new custom homes division of the company.

Walt Jines recently joined the management team at Kineo Constructors of Little Rock as a project manager. Jines is an American Society for Healthcare Engineering health care construction certificate holder, a certified docu ment technologist and an Occupational Safety & Health Administration 30-hour trainee.

Financial Services

Blake Fletcher, vice president of commercial lending at Stone Bank of Little Rock, was recently appointed president of the 2016-17 emerging leaders section council at the Arkansas Bankers Association Leadership Conference in Fayetteville on June 17. John Anderson, assistant vice president of commercial loans at Relyance Bank, was named vice president, and George Purvis, assistant vice president and loan officer at Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs, was named secretary and treasurer. Fletcher has 16 years of banking experience and has served at Stone Bank for the past nine months. Anderson has been in banking for 13 years, including eight years working at Relyance. Purvis began work at Cornerstone after graduating from Arkansas State University in 2006; he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado in 2014.


Dr. Frances A. Radkey recently joined--the staff of CHI St. Vincent Primary Care-Village in Hot Springs Village. Radkey, a board-certified internal medicine physician, works specifically in preventive health care and in the management of chronic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and heart disease.

Jennifer Shepherd has recently joined the staff at the Newton County Family Practice Clinic in Jasper. Shepherd, a registered nurse and advanced nurse practitioner, will work alongside Dr. James

Justice in the family practice clinic.

Nikki Hilliard, a pharmacy professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, has been elected as president-elect of the American Pharmacists Association for the 2017-18 term. A former APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice & Management president and APhA trustee, Hilliard has served on the APhA governmental affairs, strategic planning and policy standing committees. She will become president in spring 2018.


Wanda King and Debbie Gunter have been promoted to federal employee program operations manager and director of performance management and special investigations at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock. King joined ABCBS in 1992 as a telemarketing representative, and was also a marketing coordinator for Health Advantage, a manager of Medicare secondary payer accounts and of Health Advantage customer accounts. Gunter joined ABCBS in 1977 and has worked in ratings and statistics, quality assurance, and internal audit and enterprise development services. She was also a manager for customer service and exchange customer service.

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Date:Jul 4, 2016
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