Connections: Bentonville logistics CEO joins Forbes Business Council

by Talk Business & Politics staff ([email protected]) 418 views 

Aayush Thakur, founder and CEO of Bentonville-based logistics technology startup FR8relay, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, a networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Thakur was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience.

Thakur will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other leaders.

NEW HIRES
Banking & Finance
Adam Ankers
Rogers
Employer: Intrust Bank
Title: commercial relationship manager
Previous employer: ViewRidge Funding
Previous title: senior loan specialist

Engineering
Mariah Crews
Fayetteville
Employer: Olsson
Title: assistant engineer
Previous employer: CEI Engineering Associates
Previous title: project designer

Healthcare
Jeff Carrier
Employer: Baptist Health
Title: president; Western Region
Previous employer: Centura Health (Kan.)
Previous title: president and CEO

PROMOTIONS
Apparel
Jami Gardner
Bentonville
Employer: Outdoor Cap Co.
Title: creative director
Previous title: senior director; sourcing and development

Banking & Finance
Marcus Seward
Bentonville
Employer: Farmers & Merchants Bank
Title: assistant vice president, loan& bankruptcy officer
Previous title: special assets officer

Transportation
Andrew Branch
Rogers
Employer: Northwest Arkansas National Airport
Title: chief operating officer
Previous title: chief business development officer

APPOINTMENTS
Engineering
Jin-Woo Kim
Fayetteville
Employer: University of Arkansas
Title: biological and agricultural engineering professor; Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station
Appointment: president-elect
Organization: Nanotechnology Council of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Nonprofit
Patrick Swope
Springdale
Employer: Legacy National Bank
Title: president and CEO
Appointment: board member
Organization: Brandon Burlsworth Foundation

Matthew Wozenilek
Fayetteville
Employer: Procter & Gamble
Title: vice president of finance and accounting; Global Walmart Team
Appointment: board member
Organization: The Cancer Challenge

Chelsea Helms
Fayetteville
Employer: Nexstar Media Group Inc
Title: evening anchor, KNWA-TV
Appointment: board member
Organization: The Cancer Challenge

Cole Wakefield
Eureka Springs
Employer: Good Shepherd Humane Society
Title: executive director
Appointment: Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders (CCNL)
Organization: Charity Navigator

Jeremy Woody
Bentonville
Employer: Legacy National Bank
Title: executive vice president
Appointment: board member
Organization: Elizabeth Richardson Center

Josephine Park
Fayetteville
Employer: Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics
Title: pediatrician
Appointment: board member
Organization: Elizabeth Richardson Center