Todd Simmons

President and CEO

Simmons Foods

Siloam Springs

Age: 40

Todd Simmons

Simmons Foods, the family-owned poultry operation, ranked ninth on Arkansas Business' most recent list of the state's largest private companies with revenue of $1 billion in 2011 and No. 2 among manufacturers with more than 3,683 employees in Arkansas alone. Todd Simmons, the third generation to run the 62-year-old company, earned a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and business management from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 1994. He serves on the board of directors of White River Banchshares Inc., the holding company for Signature Bank of Arkansas.