BancorpSouth Little Rock Market President Chris Locke has been promoted to president of the bank’s Central Arkansas Division, which consists of four branches in Little Rock and branches in Hot Springs and Conway. BancorpSouth Fort Smith Market President Blair Parnell has been promoted to president of the bank’s Northwest Arkansas Division, which includes 10 branches in six communities surrounding Fort Smith. El Dorado Market President David Skinner has been named as president of the bank’s South Arkansas Division, which includes the El Dorado and Hope markets with nine branches in seven communities. Tom Nelson has been promoted to Conway community bank president. Forrest Spicher has been promoted to Hot Springs community bank president.
John McFarland of Pleasant Plains has joined Stone Bank in Mountain View as an Agri Loan Officer. He was most recently a commercial loan officer with Southern Bank in Batesville.
Amanda George has been named vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer of UAMS. George previously served as associate vice chancellor for clinical finance and CFO of the integrated clinical enterprise. Jake Stover is taking on the role of chief administrative officer and associate vice chancellor for clinical finance with the integrated clinical enterprise. Previously he was associate dean for finance and chief financial officer of the College of Medicine. Vance Johnson Lewis, assistant professor of management in the University of Central Arkansas College of Business, has been appointed as ambassador to a division of the Academy of Management.
Anupa Koti and Seth Tetteh-Quaye have been hired as software developers for Mainstream Technologies.
Price C. Gardner has been elected managing partner of Friday Eldredge & Clark, succeeding J. Shepherd Russell III, who served as the managing partner since 2012. In addition, William M. (“Will”) Griffin was elected vice-chairman and Alexandra A. Ifrah, Ryan A. Bowman, Jamie H. Jones, Joseph P. McKay, Marshall S. Ney and Robert T. Smith were elected as new members of the firm’s management committee.
Crystal Beatty has joined Modern Realty Group real estate agency as a sales associate.
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