Connections: Cincinnati nonprofit hires Fayetteville woman as executive director

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Cincinnati-based nonprofit Women in the Marketplace (WiM) has hired Catherine Gates of Fayetteville as executive director. WiM helps working women grow in faith, build relationships and impact the community.

Gates helped start Christian Women in the Workplace (CWW), a grassroots organization that has served women in Northwest Arkansas since 2017 and is merging with WiM.

Before joining WiM, Gates was senior director of content and partnership for Rogers nonprofit Workmatters.

NEW HIRES
Architecture & Planning
Tyler Dallison
Bentonville
Employer: SGA Design Group
Title: project architect
Previous employer: Harrison French & Associates
Previous title: architect

Food Production

Joel Sappenfield

Joel Sappenfield
Siloam Springs
Employer: Simmons Foods
Title: president; Simmons Prepared Foods
Previous employer: Cobb-Vantress
Previous title: president

Real Estate
Matthew Sanders
Fayetteville
Employer: Specialized Real Estate Group
Title: construction and development manager
Previous employer: Harrison French & Associates
Previous title: client lead/project manager

Retail
Shannon Letts
Rogers
Employer: Big Lots Inc.
Title: senior vice president, real estate development
Previous employer: Walton Enterprises
Previous title: private family office executive; head of property, construction, risk management

PROMOTIONS
Banking & Finance
David Scruggs
Fayetteville
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: president and CEO
Previous title: president, River Valley market

Brittany Little
Huntsville
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: executive vice president, chief financial officer, marketing director, Huntsville market president
Previous title: senior vice president, marketing director, Huntsville market president

Nathan Hurst
Van Buren
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: president, River Valley market
Previous title: senior vice president, commercial lender

Marviel Radcliffe
Fayetteville
Employer: Today’s Bank
Title: director
Previous title: executive vice president and COO

Hunter Deweese
Fayetteville
Employer: Southern Bancorp
Title: Small Business Administration (SBA) president
Previous title: senior SBA agricultural lending officer

Education
Keith McDaniel
Springdale
Employer: Shiloh Christian School
Title: president/superintendent
Previous title: secondary dean

Katie Eaves

Legal
Katie Eaves
Rogers
Employer: Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Title: partner
Previous title: associate

Bourgon Reynolds
Fayetteville
Employer: Rose Law Firm
Title: member
Previous title: of counsel

Marketing & Advertising
Katie Duke
Bentonville
Employer: Acorn: The Influence Co.
Title: chief operating officer
Previous title: vice president

Nonprofit
Sherry Rolsma
Bentonville

Sherry Rolsma

Employer: Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Title: vice president of membership & major investment engagement
Previous title: director of WalStreet & major investor engagement

APPOINTMENTS
Nonprofit
Derrick Richardson
Fort Smith
Employer: Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
Title: gastroenterologist
Appointment: board of directors
Organization: Razorback Foundation Inc.

Derrick Thomas
Memphis, Tenn.
Employer: Nike
Title: national distribution executive
Appointment: board of directors
Organization: Razorback Foundation Inc.

Transportation
Greer Woodruff
Fayetteville
Employer: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
Title: senior vice president of safety, security and driver personnel
Appointment: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC)
Organization: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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