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Michael Ferguson

CEO and President

Stephens Media Group

Little Rock

Age: 60

Michael Ferguson

In November 2010, after former Publisher and CEO Sherman Frederick stepped down from both positions, Chief Operating Officer Michael Ferguson was promoted to fill Frederick's position as CEO. Though positioned in Las Vegas, in his role as CEO of Stephens Media Group, owned by the Stephens family's SF Holding Corp. of Little Rock, Ferguson controls a number of Arkansas newspapers. Stephens Media, longtime owners of the daily newspapers in Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Springdale, as well as weeklies around the state.