Tag: best-in-class

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Women in Business: Pearl Anna McElfish

Pearl Anna McElfish Associate Vice Chancellor University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fayetteville Residence: Springdale Education: B.A., speech communications, Arkansas Tech University; M.S., community and economic development, University of Central…

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Women in Business: Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson Dermatologist/Co-Owner Johnson Dermatology Fort Smith Residence: Fort Smith Education: M.D., Northwest Ohio Medical University; B.S., Youngstown State University Professional background: After residency at University of Arkansas for Medical…

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Women in Business: Rebecca Hurst

Rebecca Hurst Managing Partner Smith Hurst PLC Fayetteville Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.A., accounting, Arkansas State University; J.D., law, University of Arkansas School of Law; LL.M., taxation, New York University School…

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Women in Business: Rebecca Elkins

Rebecca Elkins CEO Elkins Design Bentonville Residence: Bentonville Education: B.S., marketing, Missouri State University Professional background: Elkins has spent 18 years in business-to-business and retail marketing, often working with Fortune…

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Women in Business: Jay Amargós

Jay Amargós Founder and Chief Mindful Officer i’mindful Studio LLC Bentonville Residence: Bentonville Education: B.B.M. and M.B.A., University of Phoenix Professional background: Amargós started i’mindful Studio on April 1, 2016….

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Fast 15: Brandon Wall

A fourth-grade assignment sparked Brandon Wall’s interest in design and led him into a career in construction. The assignment was to draw the floor plan and elevations of his house,…

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Fast 15: Steve Sparks

As a fourth-year pharmacy student, while completing a two-month internship with Wal-Mart Stores, Steve Sparks was part of a team that developed the process the company uses to give immunization…

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Fast 15: Lisa Smith

Growing up in Colorado, Lisa Smith learned life, like farming, has good and bad seasons. Her father, a dryland farmer, taught the Dove Creek native how to persevere and to…

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Fast 15: John Post

Throughout his youth, John Post pictured himself an author. “I tell people all the time. I thought I’d be selling my best-selling novel by now, sitting on a beach and…

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Fast 15: Allyson Peek

One month after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Allyson Peek was faced with a critical decision about her future. Banking, or chicken? Peek spent the last…

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Fast 15: Rebecca Kingree

Before she started at DaySpring Cards, Rebecca Kingree was looking for a place to better integrate her faith and work, and the Christian greeting card company was “founded on some…

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Fast 15: Nik Kennett

The psychology behind why consumers behave the way they do led Nik Kennett into a marketing career. “I’ve always been a people person,” he said. While his day job is…

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Fast 15: Phil Keil

Phil Keil’s passions are centered on providing value and giving back, whether through volunteer efforts or his day-to-day work. Developing a diverse skill set — through a range of experience…