Debbie Hutchins has completed 21 years of service at the Conway Human Development Center. Hutchins began employment as a food service worker in the food services department and advanced to office clerk in the Medical Services Department. She is currently a Document Examiner in Medical Services. Hutchins and her husband, Dick, reside in Greenbrier. They have three children, Jason, Renae, and Adam, and one grandchild.

Tracy Bangston and Catherine Carter have completed 26 years of service at the Conway Human Development Center. Bangston is an Administrative Specialist II on the Habilitation & Training Team and Carter is a Nurse Supervisor in the Nursing Services Department.

Roy Johnson has completed 31 years at the Conway Human Development Center. Johnson is a Staff Development Specialist in the Staff Development Department.

Arvest Bank recently announced that Kevin Wish, previously community banking relationship manager at Regions Bank, has been hired as a commercial banker serving the Conway market. John Womack, chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank made the announcement today.

"We welcome Kevin to the Arvest family and are excited to have him with us," said Pat Murphy, community bank president for Arvest Conway. "He has been in the commercial lending industry for many years, which will be a tremendous asset to our team and our customers."

Wish has over 15 years of experience in commercial lending and bank operations for both regional and local banks. His recent banking experience includes community banking relationship manager at Regions Bank, vice president and commercial lender at Liberty Bank, and commercial lending at Regions bank before that. In this role, he will be responsible for development of commercial loans and deposits in the Conway market.

Wish graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Conway and the Conway Airport Advisory Committee. Wish resides in Conway with his wife, Alison, and their three children.

Arvest Bank recently announced that Doug Hailey has been hired as a mortgage lender in Conway. John Womack, chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank made the announcement today.

"I’m excited to welcome Doug to the Arvest mortgage family," said Pat Murphy, community bank president for Arvest Conway. "With over twenty years of experience in this industry, he knows how to help customers figure out the best way to finance their home, and will be a great asset to our customers."

In this role, Hailey will work with Arvest customer’s to help them coordinate home financing options for their circumstance. A Conway native, Hailey previously served as mortgage loan officer with Regions Mortgage. He was employed at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage prior to that position.

Hailey graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and an associate member of the Faulkner County Board of Realtors. Hailey resides in Maumelle with his wife, Lisa, and their three children. He actively volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and has served as a troop leader since 2002.

John S. Harwood, M.S. Tax, CPA, CFF, ABV of Harwood, Ott, & Fisher, PA, Conway, Recently attended the Internal Controls Design, Evaluation, and Communication conference provided by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Significant changes in the accounting industry have highlighted the necessity for all companies, regardless of nature, size, and complexity, to have a well-designed and effectively operating system of internal controls. This course provides practical guidance on exactly what a sound system of internal controls "looks like" and the resulting impact for the owners.

L Tray Ott, CPA, PFS, of Harwood, Ott, & Fisher, PA, Conway, recently attended the Jennings Seminars training on compilation and review services illustrating preparing no-disclosure and full-disclosure financial statements. The class also included practical application of client financial analysis, checklists, engagement and report letters, footnote preparation and disclosures, and the related practice quality oriented aspects of the engagement.