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Cody Pugh was recently named a vice president in the Arvest Fort Smith market.

Pugh has more than eight years of industry experience and currently works as a client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management. He is a Certified Wealth Strategist.

Pugh earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was a member of the men’s golf team. He’s also a board member for Girls Inc. of Fort Smith, among other civic endeavors.

Pugh lives in Van Buren with his wife, Laura Leigh, and their son.

Damon Miller was named an assistant vice president in its Fort Smith market.

Miller has been with Arvest for eight years, during which he has held branch management and other roles. He currently serves as a community lender.

Miller earned an associate of arts degree at the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain, where he currently serves as a board member for the school’s foundation. He’s also a board member for the Mena Regional Support Foundation and a council member at The Crossing church.

Miller and his wife, Kimberly, have three sons.

Ai-Chau Nguyen, a family nurse practitioner, is now seeing patients at Cornerstone Family Medical Clinic, a part of Sparks Clinic and is located at 14 Gothic Ridge Road in Van Buren.

Nguyen has more than eight years of healthcare experience. She spent much of that time as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith. Nguyen received her bachelor’s degree in science in nursing from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith in 2009 and later went on to earn a master’s degree in science in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway in 2016.

While she says she enjoys the variety and challenges that come in a critical care setting, she’s looking forward to establishing relationships with her primary care patients.

Nguyen is a Northside High School graduate and said she is excited to provide care to people in the area she grew up. She and her family relocated to Fort Smith from Vietnam when she was 6. Nguyen is married with a young daughter.

Nguyen will work alongside Dr. Stephen Carney, M.D., and Monique Thammavong, APRN, to treat patients of all ages. Cornerstone Family Medical Clinic, is a part of Sparks Clinic and is located at 14 Gothic Ridge Road in Van Buren.

ArcBest Corp. President and CEO Judy R. McReynolds has been named one of the Top 25 2017 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market for the third consecutive year.

The CEO Connection® Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market List recognizes women who have the power to influence change, innovation and standards for excellence in U.S.-based companies with annual sales between $100 million and $3 billion. The selection criteria are based on sales and number of employees as well as community involvement.

“I am very humbled and honored to be recognized for the third year,” McReynolds said. “At ArcBest, I work with a great team of employees who work hard every day to provide a great customer experience and create solutions to even the most complex supply chain challenges.”

McReynolds has more than 27 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industry, including 20 years at ArcBest. Building upon ABF Freight’s 94-year-old roots, she has diversified ArcBest into a full-service logistics provider through the addition of asset-light solutions. In 2017, the company implemented a corporate restructure to offer most services under the ArcBest brand. The realignment focused on enhancing the customer experience and simplifying access to a broad suite of logistics solutions.

McReynolds also serves on numerous outside boards including OGE Energy Corp., First Bank Corp., First National Bank of Fort Smith and the Transportation Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She serves on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and is chair of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Foundation Board. She is also the current chair of the American Transportation Research Institute board, and a member of the American Trucking Associations Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market honorees will be recognized at the 2017 Mid-Market Convention on Sept. 25-27 in Philadelphia.

Harold E. Crye, co-founder and CEO of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, has been named to the 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list, which lists the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry.

He was the only Tennessee-based real estate broker in the top 20. Crye-Leike, a full service real estate company, is ranked the fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation.

The SP200 is produced and published annually by the Swanepoel T3 Group, a research and consulting firm.

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