Monday, November 20News That Matters

People in Business

J. Dalton Person has been hired as an associate attorney at the law firm of Jones, Jackson & Moll, PLC in Fort Smith. He joined the firm after serving for the past year as a law clerk for Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III. Dalton graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2016, where he was the managing editor of the Arkansas Law Review. He also attended the University of Chicago, graduating with honors in 2013. Locally, he serves on the board of directors for the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and the Rotary Club of Fort Smith. Dalton and his wife, Claire, are members of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith.

Donald Peters, senior master technician at Randall Ford in Fort Smith, was recently recognized by Ford Motor Co. with a 10-year senior master technician statute and special 2017 Masters Plaque.

Ford’s Masters Program was created in 1993 and recognizes the technical training accomplishments of Ford and Lincoln dealership technicians across the United States. Technicians can earn the designations of master technician, senior master technician, 10-year master technician, and 10-year senior master technician by completing Ford’s technical training courses.

Senior master technicians receive a formal letter of acknowledgment and get a pewter trophy with a plaque acknowledging their achievement. There are just 243 technicians to achieve this level among the 330 dealerships in Ford’s Memphis region that includes Fort Smith.

“As vehicle technology progresses, it requires increased levels of knowledge and skill for technicians to effectively complete advanced diagnostic and repair operations,” Bradford Randall of Randall Ford said in a news release. “Earning this designation from Ford is no small feat and demonstrates the commitment to fulfill our customer’s expectations that their vehicles are repaired by highly skilled, factory trained technicians. We are proud of Donald Peter’s work and very glad he is part of our team.”

Randall Ford, 5500 Rogers Ave., has served the Fort Smith community for 109 years.

Taylor A. Stockemer, a Fort Smith native, has joined Eldredge & Clark law to work in the Little Rock law firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, Stockemer worked at an investment banking firm in the capital markets division.

Stockemer earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law and graduated from Arkansas State University in 2013 with a master’s degree in business administration. He earned his economics undergraduate degree there in 2011.

Friday, Eldredge & Clark serves business, nonprofit, governmental and individual clients in Arkansas and across the United States. It is one of the oldest law firms in the state and has been the largest Arkansas-based law firm for nearly 50 years, according to a news release.

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