Chris Hughes

Regional Leader for Central Arkansas

Edward Jones Investments

Little Rock

Age: 37

Chris Hughes

Maybe it’s a knack from his basketball days, but Chris Hughes knows when to take the shot. At 20, he didn’t hesitate in marrying his sweetheart, a cheerleader at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where Hughes played shooting guard for the Lions.

Two years later, “not knowing a soul,” the San Antonio native was in Arkansas, offering financial advice. “I was just 22 and I looked about 12, and I was asking people to give me their life’s savings to invest. But I worked hard and it paid off.”

A college teammate who graduated a couple of years ahead of Hughes had gone to work for Edward Jones and opened the door for him. “I didn’t think about finances growing up, but this was an opportunity I felt passionate about,” Hughes said. “I was raised by a single mother and knew about the struggles, the financial anxieties.”

Now he’s a financial veteran with 15 years of experience, operating out of an office on Main Street in North Little Rock. A father of three and a graduate of Leadership Arkansas, Hughes is on the board of Southwest Christian Academy and a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association.