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Do You Have a Board of Advisers? (Barry Goldberg on Leadership)

A solid board of advisers can offer a politics-free environment that adds value to all involved. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

PAM Transport CEO’s Pay Falls to $1.1M in 2023

The chief reason for the decrease was the lack of incentive bonuses. read more >
Chris Roberts
Banking & Finance

Encore Bank CEO Chris Roberts Resigns

Phillip Jett, vice chairman and chief banking officer, was named acting CEO and chairman. read more >
Chad Engelgau, president & CEO of Acxiom, an Interpublic Group Co. that has a significant prescence in Conway.
Business Services / Public Companies

Acxiom CEO Chad Engelgau to Step Down

New York-based Interpublic Group, the publicly traded company that acquired Acxiom in 2018, said a search for Engelgau's replacement will begin immediately. read more >
Business Services

Heath Simpson Named Next CEO of Ritter Communications

Simpson, who joined the company in March 2020 as CFO, is set to assume the telecom provider's top post after a nationwide search for a successor to Alan Morse. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna to Retire

Sam's Club President and CEO Kath McLay has been named as McKenna's successor. read more >
Insurance

Chris Bettina Hired as Senior VP at Stephens Insurance

He will be based in the agency's property and casual practice in Houston, Texas. read more >
Business Services / Construction

Yannis Macheras Named CEO of Little Rock Telecom Firm Harmoni

He joined the tower company in November through its acquisition of Parallel Infrastructure of Charlotte. read more >
Doug McMillon, president and CEO of  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has aggressively pushed the discount retailer into a new era emphasizing online shopping. Many of Wal-Mart’s moves in 2017 took direct aim at its chief competitor, Amazon.
Public Companies / Retail

Walmart CEO’s Total Compensation Dips to $25.3M

The annual total compensation of Walmart's median employee was $27,136, an increase of 7.1% from the previous year. read more >
Dillard's Inc. CEO William Dillard II said the company is confident going into the holiday sales season.
Public Companies / Retail

Total Compensation Climbs for Dillard Family Members

Most of the increase was tied to a rise in the value added to top executives' pension funds. read more >
Canoo's electric pickup truck
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Canoo Secures 500,000-SF Manufacturing Facility in Oklahoma City

The site on 120 acres is part of a planned production hub that includes a factory in nearby Pryor, Oklahoma. read more >
PAM Transport CEO Joe Vitiritto
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

PAM CEO’s Compensation Up Slightly in 2022

Joe Vitiritto earned slightly more than $1.6 million in total compensation in 2022. read more >
Andrew Clyde
Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Murphy USA’s Andrew Clyde Tops $10.3M in Total Compensation

His pay rose from $8.6 million as the company's profit soared in 2022. read more >
Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Plans $70M Hatchery in Hope

Construction on the 131,000-SF hatchery will take about two years, with completion slated for late 2024. read more >
Inuvo CEO Richard Howe
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Inuvo Reports Wider Losses in Q4, Touts AI Advancements

CEO Richard Howe said major improvements to the marketing tech firm's IntentKey platform, which he compared to ChatGPT, are coming soon. read more >
Summit Utilities CEO Kurt Adams says Arkansas is ‘the most important place’ for his company.
Energy / Legal

In Billing Suit, Judges Bar Summit From Cutting Off Gas

The restraining order also prevents Summit from assessing late fees on customers. read more >
ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds at the 2022 Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Public Companies / Transportation

ArcBest Announces Executive Pay, Fires 2 Former MoLo Execs

The dismissals of Andrew Silver and Matt Vogrich weren’t the only leadership changes. read more >
Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse speaks at the one-year anniversary of the company's $8 million data storage center on Oct. 14, 2021.
Construction

Ritter Builds Out Fiber to Ripley, Tennessee

The broadband fiber, telecom, cloud and data center services company now serves 123 communities and 47,000 customers. read more >
Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
Energy

A Co-op Leader Sees Problems Down Line

High fuel costs, government regulation and shutdowns of fossil-fuel generation plants are strangling the electric cooperatives’ ability to supply affordable and dependable power to 1.2 million cooperative members in Arkansas. read more >
J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts III, left, and President Shelley Simpson
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

J.B. Hunt Announces 2023 Executive Raises

The raises for CEO John Roberts III, President Shelley Simpson and others come after profit increased 27% in 2022. read more >