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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 >

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 >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Government & Politics / Insurance / Investments / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

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 >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Small Business

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 >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Bolstering Nashville’s Economy with Mayor Larry Dunaway

With the closing of the Husqvarna facility next year, Nashville Mayor Larry Dunaway, who took office Jan. 1, has been looking for ways to recruit new industries. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Arkansas State Forester Kyle Cunningham on Recruitment & Climate Change

Cunningham became state forester in June, directing the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

CEO Kecia Wolf on Modernizing the Grid with Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative

Kecia Wolf, a certified public accountant, was named president and CEO in November. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Health Care

Tim Staley on Design Innovation and Energy Efficiency

Staley is president of engineering at Bernhard TME. read more >

Karen Petersen Takes Office as President of Hendrix College

Karen K. Petersen was elected the 13th president of Hendrix College in January. read more >

Director Lorie Tudor on 100 Years of ArDOT

Tudor was named the first woman director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation in March 2020. read more >
Manufacturing / Tourism / Transportation

AEDC Director Clint O’Neal on Workforce Development & Entrepreneurship

O’Neal became the AEDC executive director in January. read more >

Family-Owned Peoples Bank Keeps Legacy Alive

Mary Fowler is CEO of Peoples Bank of Magnolia, which had 88 employees and $239.3 million in assets as of Dec. 31. read more >