200 Most Influential Arkansans

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Arkansas Business is out with its inaugural edition of the Arkansas 200. It’s a 100-page book features Q&A’s with 200 of the state’s top influencers from categories including: Banking & Finance, Economic Development, Education & Healthcare, Government & Policy, Industry Leaders, Legal, Poultry & Agriculture, Quality of Life, Real Estate and Living Legends.

The list is the result of more than a year of planning and six months of exhaustive research.

In the end, close to 700 of the state’s top business, government and nonprofit leaders were considered.

Among those chosen from the listening area:

INDEPENDENCE CO:

Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank (Batesville) – Banking/Finance

Crystal Johnson, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce – Economic Development

FAULKNER CO:
Johnny Allison, Chairman HomeBanc Shares (Conway) – Banking/Finance
Brad Lacy, President & CEO Conway Area Chamber of Commerce – Economic Development
Jeff Standridge, Cadron Creek Capital/The Conductor (Conway) – Industry Leaders
Brad Hegeman, President Nabholz Construction Services (Conway) – Real Estate/Construction
Karen Garrett, Partner Hudson Cisne/HomeBanc Shares board (Conway) – Banking/Finance

WHITE CO:
Reynie Rutledge, Chairman First Security Bancorp (Searcy) –  Banking/Finance
Jonathan Dismang, President Pro Tempe AR Senate (Searcy) – Government/Policy
Jeremy Gillam, Speaker of the AR House (Judsonia) – Government/Policy

CONWAY CO.
Bruce Hawkins, Consultant DBH Management Consultants (Morrilton) – Government/Policy

JACKSON CO.
John Conner, Owner Conner-Holden/Go Greenway (Newport) – Poultry/Agriculture

LONOKE CO.
Dow Brantley III, Partner/Operator Brantley Farms (England) – Poultry/Agriculture

 

OTHER NOTABLES FROM AROUND THE STATE:

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Gov. State of Arkansas (Little Rock) – Government/Policy
Warren Stephens, CEO Stephens Inc. (Little Rock) – Banking/Finance
Mike Preston, Executive Director AEDC (Little Rock) – Economic Development
Marcy Doderer, CEO Arkansas Children’s Hospital (Little Rock) – Education/Healthcare
Madison Murphy, Chairman Murphy USA (El Dorado) – Quality of Life
Johnelle Hunt, Chairman Hunt Ventures (Rogers) – Real Estate/Construction
Alice Walton, Founder Crystal Bridges Museum (Fort Worth/Bentonville) – Living Legends

Work has already begun  on the 2018 project. Folks with nominations can feel free to reach me at cbahn@abpg.com.

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