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The Sam M. Walton College of Business established the first ever Arkansas Business Hall of Fame recognizing Arkansans - by birth or by choice - who have been successful business leaders. The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of business leaders who have brought lasting fame to Arkansas. 

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.  If you would like to nominate a business leader as one of Arkansas' best, please complete and submit a nomination form or send a letter of nomination, including pertinent and compelling information regarding why the nominee deserves recognition, to abhf@walton.uark.edu.  Nominations must be received no later than June 1st for consideration.

2014 Inductees
 

  James H. Faulkner 

   Founder, Faulkner and Associates
   Founder, Falcon Publications
   Founder, Falcon Productions
   Founder, Jimco, Inc.
   Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty

   Chairman, McLarty Associates
   Chairman, McLarty Companies
   Former Chairman/CEO, Arkla
   Little Rock, Arkansas

 

  Stanley E. Reed

   (1951 - 2011)
   Lawyer
   Farmer
   Former President, Arkansas Farm 
    Bureau
   Marianna, Arkansas

 

  Mark C. Simmons

   Chairman, Simmons Foods Inc. & 
    Affiliates
   Siloam Springs, Arkansas

2014 Sponsors

  • Arvest Bank
  • Jim and Joyce Faulkner Family
  • Karen and John Flake
  • The Lindsey Companies
  • The McLarty Companies/RML Automotive 
  • Simmons Foods, Inc.  
  • Arkansas Farm Bureau
  • Dillard's, Inc.
  • Simmons First National Corporation 
  • Acxiom Corporation
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries 
  • Armor Seed, LLC
  • Conner & Winters, LLP 
  • Entergy Arkansas
  • First Security Bank 
  • FIS
  • Frost, PLLC
  • John Brown University
  • Southwestern Energy
  • TIAA-CREF 
  • Tyson Foods 
  • University of Arkansas Global Campus
  • Walmart/Sam's Club 
  • Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences
  • Colliers International/Delta Trust & Bank
  • First Arkansas Bank & Trust
  • Friday, Eldredge & Clark 
  • George's
  • Greenwood Gearhart Inc.
  • The Hope Group 
  • Johnelle Hunt 
  • Nabholz Construction Services 
  • Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • UA System Division of Agriculture
  • University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service 
  • University of Arkansas Libraries 

2014 Media Partners

Sam M. Walton College of Business
Business Building 117
Fayetteville, AR 72701
PH: (479) 575-6146