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Arkansas Business Announces 2023 40 Under 40 Honorees

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Arkansas Business has announced this year’s class of 40 Under 40, a group of rising young professionals who will be honored at a luncheon June 13 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.

The annual feature highlights 40 people under the age of 40 who are making a significant impact on their companies, organizations and communities. They are the state’s rising leaders — people you need to know when doing business in Arkansas.

As always, 40 Under 40 honorees are nominated by readers and chosen by the editors of Arkansas Business.

Tickets for the luncheon are available here.

The members of this year’s class are:

  • Austin Albers, Buffalo Outdoor Center
  • Nyeshia Aldridge, Emergency Ambulance Service Inc. (EASI)
  • Adam Bailey, Lockheed Martin
  • Ajit Baridun, Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.
  • Jackson Bates, Simmons Foods
  • Tyler Blair, Arkansas Heart Hospital
  • Kerri Boling McGee, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Courtney Bradford, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
  • Dan Christensen, Cards Recycling
  • Meagan Clark, Forvis
  • Simon Dobretsov, CARTI
  • Brad Eagle, Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club Inc.
  • Brittany Edwards, Arkansas Department of the Military
  • Drew Gainor, Carter and Associates
  • LaTeasha Gaither-Davis, Therapeutic Focus
  • Ben Hearnsberger, Natural Capital
  • Jessica Hollinsworth, CDI Contractors LLC
  • Chris Howe, Encore Bank
  • Glen Howie, Arkansas Department of Commerce
  • David Hutchison, Lyon College
  • Alex Johnston, Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services
  • Jacob Lively, FoxDen Capital
  • Ben Maddox, AcreTrader
  • Wes Martin, Hathaway Group
  • Cole McCaskill, Hot Springs Metro Partnership
  • Taylor Meharg, Frank A. Rogers Construction Company
  • Gisela Mejia, Banco Sí!
  • David Mitchell Jr., Rose Law Firm
  • Kila Montgomery, St. Bernards Foundation
  • Dalton Person, Jones, Jackson, Moll, McGinnis & Stocks PLC
  • Erica Phillips, Arkansas Children’s
  • Jamie Rayford, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Casi Runnells, Colliers Arkansas
  • Matt Snyder, Bank OZK
  • Irlna Ingrid Tantchou, Highland Oncology
  • Allison Waldrip Bragg, Department of Inspector General
  • Adena White, Excel by Eight
  • Quinten Whiteside, Wright Lindsey Jennings
  • Ashley Wiser, Chambers Bank
  • Patrick Young, Baptist Health

Profiles of the 40 honorees will be featured in a special supplement of Arkansas Business to be distributed on June 5, 2023.

For more information on Arkansas Business 40 Under 40, contact Event Director Tiffany Mattzela at tmattzela@abpg.com or (501) 455-9334.

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