Little Rock attorney Michael "Mike" Mayton was recognized with the Arkansas Arts Center’s Winthrop Rockefeller Memorial Award at the center’s annual meeting on Sept. 21.
The award, presented each year, honors those who serve and support the arts and the Arkansas Arts Center above and beyond the normal call of duty, as demonstrated by the late Winthrop Rockefeller, for whom the award is named.
The awardees are selected by a committee of past recipients. Mayton is the 46th recipient.
Past recipients include Curtis Finch, Robyn Horn, the Windgate Foundation, Harriet and Warren Stephens and the city of Little Rock.
Mayton, an Arkansas native, is the senior partner of Mayton Newkirk & Jones, a law firm with offices in Little Rock and West Memphis.
In addition to serving on the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board, Capital Campaign Major Gifts Committee and Building Committee, Mayton is a trustee of the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, sits on the Foundation Board of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and serves as an honorary member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where he chairs the Audience Development Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra.
Mayton is a member of the National Symphony Orchestra Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, a member of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts and is the immediate past chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees.
He received his bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville