Business people Northwest Arkansas

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Sara E. Vann, MS, PA-C, ANVP-BC, stroke program physician assistant at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently achieved designation as an advanced neurovascular practitioner -- board certified. Vann, who joined Washington Regional in 2015, earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She earned certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arkansas Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Neurovascular Clinicians, Neurocritical Care Society and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Eric Harris joined Weichert, Realtors -- The Griffin Co., at 5100 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.

Mike Jackson joined Weichert, Realtors -- The Griffin Co., at 5100 S. Thompson St. in Springdale..

Patrick Nolan McGee joined Weichert, Realtors -- The Griffin Co., at 5100 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.

Jennifer Padgett joined Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as assistant curator. She was a research assistant in the curatorial department and had a 2016 Tyson Scholar fellowship at the museum. Padgett is a doctoral candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a master's of arts from Washington University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame. She has held various positions and fellowships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art and has contributed to several publications.

Joyce Grippi was appointed vice president of operations at WhyteSpyder. She started her 17-year career at Walmart at an entry level position and worked her to various leadership positions, including senior project manager of innovations and sustainability, senior project manager of communications and operations and multiple positions as a senior communications manager. Grippi also acted as founder and chief executive officer of Grippi Business Solutions before joining WhyteSpyder.

Edward Prewitt, managing director -- investments at Prewitt Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Fayetteville was recognized as a 2018 Forbes top advisers by Forbes. Prewitt has been a financial adviser for 17 years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and worked for the White House and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before returning to Fayetteville. He is a certified financial planner.

Briefs are for people in Northwest Arkansas who are new hires, were promoted, received an award from outside their organization or received a certification. Email: or send your item to: Christie Swanson, P.O. Box 7, Springdale, Ark. 72765. Information must be received by noon Wednesday prior to the Sunday the item is to be published.

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