Connections: Harps promotes 6 to VP role

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Springdale-based Harps Food Stores Inc. recently announced the promotions of several directors to departmental vice presidents.

Robert Acord was promoted to vice president of pharmacy, Layne Chastain to vice president of meat and seafood, Mike Roberts to vice president of produce, Hydie Hale to vice president of bakery and deli, Shannon Kincade to vice president of general merchandise and Randall Harp to vice president of distribution and grocery procurement.

The promotions were effective Jan. 3.

Harps started in 1930 and is the largest employee-owned company in Arkansas with more than 5,000 employees and 120 grocery stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.

NEW HIRES
Communications
Tara Muck
Fayetteville
Employer: Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO)
Title: corporate communications consultant
Previous employer: Central Research Inc.
Previous title: director of marketing and communications

Utilities
Jennifer Bingaman
Fayetteville
Employer: Black Hills Energy
Title: manager of utility construction for Arkansas
Previous employer: CenterPoint Energy (now Summit Utilities)
Previous title: engineering manager

Robin Mizell
Fayetteville
Employer: Black Hills Energy
Title: Arkansas community affairs manager
Previous employer: Arkansas Attorney General
Previous title: Northwest Arkansas district director

PROMOTIONS
Apparel
Nathan Currier
Bentonville
Employer: Outdoor Cap
Title: national sales manager; OC Sports (team sports division)
Previous title: sales; farm and western division

Banking & Finance
Keith Westmoreland
Fayetteville
Employer: Stephens Inc.
Title: senior vice president
Previous title: vice president

Food Production
Will Pannell
Rogers
Employer: Tyson Foods
Title: vice president, commodity purchasing
Previous title: senior director, corporate strategy

AWARDS
Sports Business
Hunter Yurachek
Fayetteville
Employer: University of Arkansas
Title: vice chancellor, director of athletics
Award: FBS Athletics Director of the Year
Organization: National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)

APPOINTMENTS
Nonprofit
Danyelle Musselman
Fayetteville
Appointment: board of directors
Organization: New Beginnings