Two people with Pine Bluff connections were among the 40 Arkansans chosen for Arkansas Business magazine’s 40 business and political leaders under the age of 40, according to the June 18 edition.
Scott Pittillo and Leticia Jones, both 33 years old, are two honorees with local ties. Pittillo is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Pine Bluff National Bank and Jones is a physician at Grace Clinic for Women in Little Rock. Pittillo
Pittillo, who was born and raised in Pine Bluff, attended the University of Arkansas, where he was studying agricultural business, according to the article. After graduating, he began working at Century Tube Manufacturing. In 2002, Pittillo went to work for Pine Bluff National Bank as a consumer lender, according to the article.
In addition to being executive vice president and chief financial officer at the bank, Pittillo is also the president of the White Hall School Board and a member of the board of directors of Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
“It was just really humbling to be recognized as one of the 40 under 40, and I’m very thankful to the (bank) President and CEO Chuck Morgan and to the bank for everything they have done for me over the years,” he said recently.
Jones, who currently resides in Little Rock, graduated from high school in Pine Bluff in 1997. She furthered her educational experience by attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock, where she graduated in 2006, as well as Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where she completed her residency in 2010, according to the article.
According to the article, Jones is interested in being an advocate for women to be more proactive in maintaining their health.
Recently, Jones said she was very surprised and honored to be among the 40 under 40.
“I have never saw my achievements as extraordinary and I’m very grateful to my husband for being there for me through everything,” she said.