UA Business Hall of Fame

The Sam M. Walton College of Business established the first Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to recognize Arkansans - by birth or by choice - who have been successful business leaders.

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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Claiborne P. Deming

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Claiborne P. Deming
7 months ago

Claiborne Deming is an educated man. But his legacy won't be his own academic pursuits. It will be those of students in the town of El Dorado, Arkansas, – home to Murphy Oil Corporation – through a program Claiborne dreamed up and named The El Dorado Promise.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Joseph M. Steele

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2019: Joseph M. Steele
7 months ago

In the 1950s, several business leaders saw the need for a reliable source of water for Northwest Arkansas. One innovative trailblazer – Joseph Marion Steele – led the charge to secure a large water source for the residents and industry in Benton and Washington counties.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2019: Warren Stephens

UA Business Hall of Fame 2019: Warren Stephens
7 months ago

Warren Stephens grew up watching father, Jack, and his Uncle Witt expand Stephens Inc.'s influence and holdings, and was proud of the impact the business was having, especially in their home state of Arkansas.