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Presenting The 40 Under 40 Class of 2024

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Arkansas Business presented the first 40 Under 40 class 30 years ago. Looking through the roster of that inaugural class recently, I was pretty amazed by how prescient it was.
Just a few of the young up-and-comers honored in 1994: Warren Stephens, George Makris, Madison Murphy and Hank Kelley.
Like I said, prescient.
As with that first class, our selection committee reviewed hundreds of nominations before settling on the 40 you’ll read about in the pages that follow.
We looked at the accomplishments of these young people in their professions and in their communities; we looked at each nominee’s propensity to lead and do outstanding things.
We believe the group recognized today is poised to lead and have a remarkable impact on our state during the next several decades.
They hail from all over the state, from Little Rock and Fayetteville to Walnut Ridge and Mountain Pine.
This year’s class includes bankers, lawyers, small-business owners, communications consultants, health care administrators, contractors, restaurateurs and doctors.
If you’d like to meet and hear from this year’s 40 Under 40, we’re hosting a special luncheon on June 11 in downtown Little Rock. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit arkansasbusiness.com/event/40/.
I’ve already had the privilege of speaking with many in this year’s class. They talked a lot about grit, determination and perseverance, about gratefulness and giving back, about innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
It will be a joy to watch the impact this group has as they fulfill their ambitions and become tomorrow’s top business leaders.
Just as with that first class, I expect we’ll look back in 30 years to see something similar.
We’re in good hands.
Hunter Field, Editor, Arkansas Business

2024 40 Under 40 Class

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