March 23, 2023

Schooling nonprofit to honor Shelley Simpson

Economics Arkansas, a nonprofit academic group that promotes financial literacy to Okay-12 college students, will current the 2023 Excellence in Free Enterprise Award to J.B. Hunt Transport Companies President Shelley Simpson.

Simpson grew to become president of the Lowell-based provider in August 2022. She joined the corporate in 1994.

“Simpson’s modern management and dedication to company-wide development display the ability of free enterprise to enhance the lives of individuals throughout the state and nation,” Economics Arkansas stated in a press release.

The awards luncheon is scheduled for March 15 at 11:30 a.m. on the Rogers Conference Heart. Ticket data and extra particulars can be found at or by calling 501-682-4349.

Economics Arkansas has offered the Excellence in Free Enterprise Awards since 2012, recognizing entrepreneurial spirit and enterprise acumen. Earlier recipients embody Sam Walton (posthumously), J.B. and Johnelle Hunt, Don Tyson (posthumously), Mike Duke and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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