Connections: Kuester joins Mercy NWA media relations team

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NEW HIRES
Media Relations
Nate Kuester
Fayetteville
Employer: Mercy Northwest Arkansas
Title: senior media relations and communications specialist
Previous employer: 4media Group U.S.
Previous title: director of client relations

Real Estate
Brian Blackman
Fayetteville
Employer: Allegiance Title of Arkansas
Title: vice president and general counsel
Previous employer: Waco Title Co.
Previous title: chief operating officer

Nonprofit
Duke McLarty
Employer: Northwest Arkansas Council
Title: executive director; workforce housing center
Previous employer: AIR Communities
Previous title: director of government affairs and community relations

IT Services
Michael Stevens
Fort Smith
Employer: Preferred Office Technologies
Title: director of business development
Previous employer: WorkSource Inc.
Previous title: operations manager

PROMOTIONS
Banking & Finance
Kelly Glover
Springdale
Employer: Arvest Bank
Title: vice president
Previous title: branch sales manager

Kyle Hathaway
Bentonville
Employer: United Federal Credit Union
Title: regional market development manager
Previous title: branch manager

Megan Nichols
Fort Smith
Employer: Regions Bank
Title: Fort Smith market executive
Previous title: assistant vice president, commercial relationship manager

Nonprofit
Deven Daehn
Fayetteville
Employer: American Heart Association-Northwest Arkansas
Title: executive director
Previous title: community CPR manager; Southwest Region

Serena Munns
Fayetteville
Employer: American Heart Association
Title: VP of strategic relationships; Southwest Region
Previous title: NWA executive director

APPOINTMENTS
Nonprofit
Corey Bender
Bentonville
Employer: Walmart Inc.
Title: merchandising vice president
Appointment: board of directors
Organization: American Heart Association-Northwest Arkansas

Bill Creighton
Springdale
Employer: Tyson Foods
Title: vice president, poultry retail sales
Appointment: board of directors
Organization: American Heart Association-Northwest Arkansas

Cal Rose
Fayetteville
Employer: Wright Lindsey Jennings
Title: partner
Appointment: board member
Organization: Ozark Literacy Council

Caleb Talley
Fayetteville
Employer: Startup Junkie Foundation
Title: executive director
Appointment: member
Organization: National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council