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Executive Q&A

105 Years of Studio 6 Architects with President Shannon Reith

Shannon Reith, born and raised in Fort Smith, joined Studio 6 immediately after graduation when the firm was known as Laser Guest Hendrix & Reddick.

Arcane Capital CEO Michael Hickmon Refuses to ‘Aim Lower’

Hickmon is the CEO of Arcane Capital Partners in Little Rock, a private investment firm founded in 2021.

BroThrow CEO Brady Sharp on His New Business Model for Mobile Betting

He co-founded the subscription-based social sports betting app in 2019.

Leading Art Bridges Foundation with CEO Anne Kraybill

Kraybill was named CEO of the Bentonville-based organization, which provides financial and strategic support to museums, in December 2023.

Banking & Finance

Partners Bank CEO Vance St. Columbia on Investing in Underserved Communities

Vance St. Columbia was promoted to president and CEO of Partners Bank in March 2023. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Secretary of Health Renee Mallory Discusses Goals for ADH

Mallory became the secretary of health under Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders last August. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Transportation

Brandom Gengelbach Discusses Goals for Greater Bentonville Chamber

Brandom Gengelbach became CEO of the Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce in October. read more >
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The Year in Executive Q&A: 2023

Welcome to 2024, when Arkansas Business will mark its 40th anniversary serving the business community of this state. read more >

The Future of Henderson State with Incoming Chancellor Trey Berry

Berry, who grew up in Arkadelphia, has been president of Southern Arkansas University since 2015. read more >
Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Fighting Hunger in Arkansas with Monique Sanders

Sanders joined the Arkansas Foodbank as CFO in December 2021. read more >
Construction / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Investing in Arkansas Steel with Global Principal Partners’ David Stickler

Stickler is senior managing partner at Global Principal Partners LLC of Miami, the company behind the $700 million rebar mill in Osceola. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Showcasing Arkansas’ Attractions with Tourism Director Dalaney Thomas

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders named Dalaney Thomas director of tourism at the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism on Oct. 23. read more >
Business Services / Insurance / Public Companies / Real Estate / Small Business

Insurica’s Michael Banks Talks Workforce Struggles & Cybersecurity

Michael Banks joined Insurica in 2017 and provides an array of risk management resources and services to more than 200 public water utilities and privately held construction companies in the Midsouth. read more >

Opening a New Hub for Arkansas Virtual Academy with Head of Schools Amy Johnson

Johnson has been head of schools at Arkansas Virtual Academy since 2018. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

Bringing More Jobs to West Memphis with Mayor Marco McClendon

McClendon was elected mayor of West Memphis in 2018 and won reelection in 2022. read more >
Health Care

CEO Bruce Murphy Talks Recruitment, Expansion of Arkansas Heart Hospital

Dr. Bruce Murphy is CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital, which has about 30 clinics. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

Navigating Interest Rates & New Markets with Buddy Harding

Buddy Harding joined Carty & Co. of Memphis in February 2022 as a senior vice president, stockholder, director and manager of the Little Rock office read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits

Ronald McDonald House CEO Janell Mason on Expanding Reach Amidst Inflation

Mason was promoted to CEO in 2021. read more >
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Supporting Small Businesses with SBA District Director Adriene Brown

Brown joined the Small Business Administration in April. She previously worked 13 years for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she was deputy division chief for Shared Services. read more >
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Current HR and Hiring Trends with Holley Little

Little is director of the Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management State Council. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

First Service Bank CEO Tom Grumbles on the Challenges Facing Bankers

As CEO, Grumbles has led the bank’s expansion into central Arkansas, beginning in 1999 with branches in Greenbrier and Clinton. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate / Retail

Colliers President Isaac Smith on the ‘New Normal’ of Commercial Real Estate

Smith joined Colliers in 2003 as a broker, became a principal in 2009 and was named president in 2017. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

Finding Purpose at Work with Workmatters CEO David Roth

Roth is president and CEO of Workmatters, a national nonprofit faith and leadership program that aims to help leaders integrate their faith and work. read more >
Business Services

Todd Mathes of Denali Water Solutions on Sustainability & Acquisitions

Mathes, 56, was named CEO of Denali Water Solutions in February. read more >