A retired telephone company executive has been named to the state Ethics Commission by Attorney General Mike Beebe. Beebe held a news conference at his Little Rock office today to announce his selection of Larry Ross of North Little Rock to replace George Stancil on the commission. Beebe had appointed Stancil to the commission in March, but he died on July Fourth. Ross is an Episcopalian minister who serves on the Philander Smith College board of trusees and is a former member of the Arkansas State University board. The ethics panel monitors political and lobbyist activities, investigates complaints and sanctions ethics violators, sometimes drawing fire from those it regulates. Ross said he would be even-handed.