Katy Nelson-Ginder was named associate vice chancellor for university development at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She was assistant vice chancellor for university development, spent more than six years with the Sam M. Walton College of Business as director of development and external relations before being named a senior director of development, and worked for nine years in corporate development and relationship management with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Nelson-Ginder holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Kellie Knight was promoted to assistant vice chancellor for university development at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Knight was executive director of university initiatives in university development and served as senior director of development for campaign priorities for the university. She has been with the university since 2000 and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill.
Diana McDaniel, FACMPE, was named vice president of operations for Arkansas Children’s Northwest. She started at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 2007 as a volunteer in Child Life. She spent five years working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics before joining Arkansas Children’s Hospital Medical Administration in 2011 as a senior project director and later becoming executive director. McDaniel completed her undergraduate degree in international relations at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and her master’s of public administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, Medical Group Management Association.
Jim Daly joined Washington Regional Medical Center as director of information services. He worked for 12 years at Health Care Service Corp., the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Montana. Daly earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed post-graduate studies in environmental science at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has earned designation as a professional in the Academy of Health Care Management.
Katherine Rankin joined MANA at The Breast Center in Fayetteville. She is boardcertified in diagnostic radiology by the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology and specializes in breast imaging. Rankin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Missouri — Columbia and earned her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa and breast imaging fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Rena Ross joined the Bentonville/Bella Vista office of Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette. She has owned her own business, invested in real property, overseen nonprofit organizations and worked as a middle, junior high and high school teacher.
Alex Blass, Sage Partners’ vice president of operations, was chosen by the Institute of Real Estate Management to be a member of its 2017 Class of 30 Under 30. Blass obtained the company’s accredited management organization certification and holds the position of executive CPM. He is also a CPM, ACoM, ARM, SIOR, CCIM and RPA candidate. An executive broker with Sage Partners, Blass is a licensed broker in Arkansas, Florida and Mississippi. Briefs are for people in Northwest Arkansas who are new hires, were promoted, received an award from outside their organization or received a certification. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or send your item to: Christie Swanson, P.O. Box 7, Springdale, Ark. 72765. Information must be received by noon Wednesday prior to the Sunday the item is to be published.