Connections: Sean Keith presented Golden Gavel Award for service

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At its virtual annual meeting recently, the Arkansas Bar Association (ABA) presented longtime Rogers attorney Sean Keith with the Golden Gavel Award for his service to the legal profession, recognizing Keith’s work as chairman of the ABA’s jurisprudence committee.

As committee chairman, Keith was responsible for studying and reporting on reforms of substantive law, improvements in law practice and the administration of the courts. And, was responsible for reviewing proposed legislation for inclusion in the Association’s legislative package and making recommendations to the House of Delegates.

Earlier this year, Keith launched a new practice based in Rogers, Keith Law Group. He describes it as a boutique personal injury law firm with a focus locally on car wrecks and nursing home abuse, and an additional focus nationally on product liability cases including mass torts medical device and pharmaceutical injury cases.

***NEW HIRES***
Construction
Kirk Gober
Rogers
Employer: Dave Grundfest Co.
Title: NWA regional manager
Previous employer: Nabholz Corp.
Previous title: project manager 

***PROMOTIONS***
Banking & Finance
Jill Bright
Rogers
Employer: Grand Savings Bank
Title: business development officer/Grand business suite officer
Previous title: senior vice president of business development

Bob King
Fayetteville
Employer: Grand Savings Bank
Title: market president
Previous title: executive vice president

Christian Clevenger
Bentonville
Employer: Grand Savings Bank
Title: consumer loan officer
Previous title: banker trainee

Nonprofit
Stephanie Simpson
Rogers
Employer: Walton Arts Center
Title: director of operations, Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)
Previous title: director of front of house and client services, Walmart AMP

Architecture & Engineering
Shuree Pierce
Rogers
Employer: Benchmark Group
Title: executive vice president of accounting and finance
Previous title: controller

***APPOINTMENTS***
Banking & Finance
Jon Harrell
Rogers
Employer: Generations Bank
Title: chairman and CEO
Appointment: board chairman
Organization: Arkansas Bankers Association 

Nonprofit
Tracy Rosser
Rogers
Employer: Transplace Inc.
Title: executive vice president of operations
Appointment: board of trustees
Organization: Arkansas Research Alliance

Government
Jamie Burr
Farmington
Employer: Tyson Foods Inc.
Title: director of environmental technical services
Appointment: Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC)
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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