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Mitchell Williams Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Haywood APR Awarded Golden Gavel from the Arkansas Bar Association

June 15, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mitchell Williams Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Haywood, APR received the Arkansas Bar Association’s 2019-20 Golden Gavel Award for her work as Marketing Advisor on the Branding Task Force. This award is reserved for outstanding and exemplary bar service by committee chairs and its members.  

According to Arkansas Bar President Brian Rosenthal, Haywood’s “selfless service to the Bar this year was invaluable and deserving of recognition and celebration.”

Haywood leads the firm’s vision and strategy for traditional and digital marketing communications and branding and directs firm-wide and practice-specific marketing initiatives. She earned the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and a Certificate in Reputation Management from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). 

About the Arkansas Bar Association

The Arkansas Bar Association advances the Administration of Justice. It fosters and maintains on the part of attorneys high ideals of integrity, learning, competence and public service and high standards of conduct. The Arkansas Bar Association encourages the legal profession and its individual members to perform more effectively and efficiently their responsibilities in the public interest. It conducts a program of continuing legal education for attorneys and provides a forum for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the practice of law. It also improves the judicial and legal process and advances law and order.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit