Walter Hussman Jr.

President and CEO

Wehco Media Inc.

Little Rock

Age: 65

Walter Hussman Jr.

Outlasting the Gannett-owned Arkansas Gazette in a daily newspaper war that ended in 1991, Walter Hussman's newspaper, which changed its name from the Arkansas Democrat to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after the war, still stand as the state's dominant daily. As the result of financial losses because of the recession, in 2009 Wehco Media announced a joint venture with Stephens Media Group, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC.