Charley Penix


Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc.

Little Rock

Age: 59

Charley Penix

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell in 2009. Cromwell is the state’s largest architecture firm and the second-largest engineering firm with offices in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Penix worked for former U.S. Sen. William Fulbright and was planning to become a lawyer before switching to architecture while a student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.