March 21, 2023

State’s enterprise HOF broadcasts class of 2023

The Sam M. Walton Faculty of Enterprise on the College of Arkansas and the Arkansas Enterprise Corridor of Fame Board introduced Wednesday (Oct. 26) the 2023 class of inductees for the Arkansas Enterprise Corridor of Fame.

  • Curt Bradbury, chief working officer, Stephens Inc.
  • Fletcher Lord Jr., chairman of the board, Bumper to Bumper/Crow-Burlingame Co.
  • Judy R. McReynolds, chairman, president and CEO, ArcBest
  • Ross M. Whipple, president and CEO of Horizon Capital Companions LLLP, president of Horizon Timber Providers Inc. and board chairman for The Ross Basis.

“The latest Corridor of Fame inductees elevate Arkansas as a pacesetter within the finance, auto components, transportation, timber and funding worlds,” stated Matt Waller, dean of the Walton Faculty. “These 4 leaders assist distinguish Arkansas as the suitable place for enterprise, group and innovation.”

Bradbury joined Stephens, one of many largest funding banking companies situated off Wall Avenue, in 1972 and has been COO since 1995.

Lord Jr. was president of family-owned Crow-Burlingame Co., one of many nation’s largest Bumper to Bumper associates, from 1974 to 2012.

McReynolds was appointed president and CEO in 2010 and chairman in 2016. She began with the corporate in 1997 and has 30 years of expertise within the transportation and logistics trade.

Whipple has over 40 years of expertise as an entrepreneur and enterprise proprietor within the timber and banking industries.

The Arkansas Enterprise Corridor of Fame induction ceremony will probably be held on Feb. 17, 2023, on the Statehouse Conference Middle in Little Rock. The corridor of fame is completely housed within the atrium of the Donald W. Reynolds Middle for Enterprise Growth on the UA campus in Fayetteville.

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Jason LaFrance, a Walton Faculty alumnus and principal of Dale Capital Companions, chaired the choice committee of 11 enterprise and group leaders who reviewed nominations from all through the state and selected the inductees. Standards for choice included: the importance of the impression made as a enterprise chief, the priority demonstrated for enhancing the group and the show of ethics in all enterprise dealings. As well as, dwelling inductees have to be over the age of 60.

There have been 96 inductees, together with the 2023 members, for the reason that Corridor of Fame started in 1999, in keeping with the Walton Faculty web site. An inventory of earlier inductees into the Arkansas Enterprise Corridor of Fame is out there at this hyperlink.

For details about tickets and occasion sponsorships, contact the workplace of exterior relations on the Walton Faculty at 479-575-6146 or by e-mail at [email protected].