Introducing the 2018 Forty Under 40 class

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 10,076 views 

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal is pleased to present its 22nd class of Forty Under 40.

The 40 young men and women we’re recognizing in this issue are some of the best and brightest in their industry, with a wide variety of skill sets and credentials.

They are company leaders and trailblazers in the work force, but they are also hardworking volunteers and community members who know how to give back — and have fun.

Friends, business associates and industry partners of the nominees thought enough of their talents to nominate them for the honor, and we had the tough task of narrowing down an impressive group of recommendations to this year’s 40 honorees.

We are honored to offer you a glimpse of who they are and celebrate their achievements. This year’s class covers a wide array of industries from the six-country coverage area. Of course we can’t fit all of what they shared with us on these pages. But it’s our hope we’ve painted an accurate picture of their successes.

In addition to the profiles in this issue, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal will formally recognize this year’s class Tuesday (Aug. 21) during a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, highlighted by a keynote address from former Walmart executive Celia Swanson. Last year’s event attracted close to 500 attendees, and we are expecting an equally strong crowd again this year.

The energy level is palpable, which should go without saying, considering we put 40 high-achieving professionals under the age of 40 in a room to network with their families, friends and colleagues.

It’s always a fun time. And so is the production of this particular issue. We hope you enjoy the finished product.

Congratulations to the Forty Under 40 class of 2018, and to all the nominees. If you nominated someone who wasn’t selected this year, nominate them again next year. It’s not a one-shot program, and nominations are accepted year-round at

Click here to read more about this year’s class.

Editor’s note: Profiles for this year’s Forty Under 40 class were compiled and written by Jeff Della Rosa, Paul Gatling, Robin Mero and Nancy Peevy.