Business People – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette



Chambers Bank recently announced the promotions of: Philip Alexander to chief risk officer; Ben Tiner to regional chief lending officer for the central region; Lori Walker to chief marketing and communications officer; David Wooldridge to regional president/chief lending officer for the south region.

Alexx Ivey joined the Stuttgart Branch of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services as a customer specialist.


Brett Trelfa has been named chief information officer at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Mike Carver has been promoted to director of the Information Systems & Technology Business Solution Center.


Thilla Sivakumaran, Ph.D, was appointed as the interim vice chancellor for enrollment management at Arkansas State University.

Shannon Williams, who has served as the interim director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center has been named to the position on a permanent basis.


Dr. Kathryn L. Nance has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at the UAMS Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Clinic.

CARTI recently announced the addition of Dr. Yara Venita Robertson, breast oncologic surgeon, to its medical team.

Dr. Jennifer Laudadio has been named chair of the Department of Pathology in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

Methodist Family Health has welcomed Kelsie Jaggers, MS, LPC, as a qualified behavioral health professional, to the Methodist Counseling Clinic in Alma.


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