Posted 5/26/2014 12:00 am
Updated 5 months ago
George Gleason, chairman and CEO of Little Rock’s Bank of the Ozarks Inc., shared an anecdote during the company’s recent annual shareholders meeting. It began a decade ago.
An 8-year-old who inherited $9,000 from her grandmother took a shine to BOZ after hearing about the company.
The youngster resisted her dad’s advice to diversify her investment over the years: “No, dad. I’m sticking with Ozarks.”
Her holdings are worth some $258,000 as she heads to college.
“Stories like this add a great deal of weight to what we do here,” Gleason said.