The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame has named its 2013 inductees.
The event, hosted by the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is slated for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
This year’s honorees include:
- Thomas E. Boyer of Amarillo, Texas, owner and founder of Micro Images and a graduate of the business college at the University of Arkansas, where he was an All-American basketball player.
- W.C. “Buddy” Coleman Jr. of Little Rock, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Coleman Dairy. Coleman passed away in 2011.
- William L. Cravens of Little Rock, a certified public accountant and professional engineer who retired after a long career in banking and telecommunications management. He continues to serve as a director of the Oaklawn Jockey Club.
- Frank Fletcher Jr. of North Little Rock, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Frank Fletcher Companies, a holding company that owns or controls 20 separate corporations.
“This year’s inductees represent the breadth of accomplishment by business leaders from Arkansas,” Walton College Dean Eli Jones said. “These individuals join the distinguished list of members of the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame who continue to inspire the future leaders of our state and of the nation with their outstanding achievements in a wide variety of business endeavors.”
The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is permanently housed in the atrium of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the Walton College on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.