Mercy names Kelli Huntley vice president of finance

by Talk Business & Politics staff ( 283 views 

Kelli Huntley has been promoted to vice president of finance for Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in Northwest Arkansas. She previously served since 2012 as Mercy’s regional executive director of clinic finance for Northwest Arkansas, Fort Smith and Joplin.

“Kelli has done stellar work in directing clinic finance, and her promotion into this expanded role will be a great benefit to our entire enterprise and the Northwest Arkansas community,” Dr. Steve Goss, president of Mercy Clinic, said in a news release.

Huntley helped lead strategic planning for Mercy’s ongoing $277 million expansion, which will add seven clinics around the region and a seven-story tower to Mercy Hospital.

“We are very pleased that Kelli has agreed to serve in this capacity,” said Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Hospital. “Kelli has been a great asset to Mercy and possesses the knowledge and experience essential to us during this time of expansion.”

Huntley has 15 years of financial management experience spanning manufacturing, nonprofit ministry and health care. She earned an accounting degree from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from Texas A&M University.