The Ladder: March 2023

Chamber Adds New Community and Special Events Director 

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Sarah Henry as its director of community and special events.   

She began the role Jan. 18.  

Henry will oversee the chamber’s Off The Clock series, Catfish & Cold Ones, Purple Passion, Teacher Breakfast & Education Fair, Biketoberfest and other events.   

Conway Corp Promotes Daniel Lawrence 

Conway Corp has announced the promotion of Daniel Lawrence from plant operator to superintendent of the Water Plant. 

In his new role, Lawrence will direct and coordinate activities concerned with the efficient and uninterrupted processing of the city’s water supply. 

Lawrence began his career with Conway Corp in 2017 as operator apprentice. 

Conway Regional Adds Gastroenterologist 

Ron White, M.D., gastroenterologist, has joined the Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center

White has more than 29 years of experience providing compassionate gastroenterology care to his patients throughout Central Arkansas and the River Valley. He completed his degree and fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  

White will work alongside fellow gastroenterology providers Owen S. Matt, M.D., Martin Moix, M.D., Sarah Atkins, A.P.R.N., Brandy Eason, A.P.R.N., Marissa Plata, A.P.R.N., and Lindsey Sierra, A.P.R.N. 

The Conway Regional Gastroenterology Center offers complete care of the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and intestines. The clinic is located at 2200 Ada Ave, Ste 201, inside Conway Regional Medical Center. White also sees patients at Dardanelle Regional Medical Center, a part of Conway Regional Health System.   

Hendrix College Names Associate Provost for Academic Affairs 

Hendrix College physics professor Dr. Todd Tinsley has been named associate provost for Academic Affairs. He will begin in July.  

Tinsley follows Dr. David Sutherland, who will serve as interim provost following the retirement of Hendrix Provost Dr. Terri Bonebright at the end of the academic year. 

Tinsley graduated from Hendrix in 1998 and received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Hendrix faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of Physics, he was the Wiess Instructor of Physics at Rice University, a teaching post-doctoral fellowship he held for two years. Tinsley was one of eight scholars selected to attend the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara for 2011-2013. 

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