Rogers-based architecture and engineering firm Crafton Tull added David Ganoung of Harps Food Stores and Martine Pollard of Mercy Health of Northwest Arkansas as independent members to its board of directors on Jan 7.
In 2019, Crafton Tull sold 100% of its stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The process preserved local ownership and included adding two independent board members. The current internal leadership structure of the firm remains unchanged.
“We are so excited to have David and Martine join our board of directors, having known both of them for many years. They fit our culture of service to clients, and they are both exceptional members of our community,” Crafton Tull President and CEO Matt Crafton said in a statement.
Ganoung is vice president of marketing at Springdale-based Harps Food Stores, the largest employee-owned company headquartered in Arkansas and the 20th largest in the United States.
“After knowing both the Crafton and Tull families for so many years, and knowing the quality in which the organization stands for, it will be both an honor and a pleasure to serve on their board,” Ganoung said.
Pollard is executive director of community, government & public relations at Mercy Health of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers. Peers have recognized her for her work and commitment to improving the quality of life for communities, including being part of the inaugural class of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Women in Business.
“I’ve been close to the Crafton Tull team for a long time and think highly of them and the work they do. I am truly humbled and honored to have been asked and serve as a member of the Crafton Tull board of directors,” Pollard said.
Crafton Tull employs more than 200 people and offers civil engineering, architecture, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and environmental services. Founded in 1963, the firm has offices throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is one of three 100% employee-owned companies headquartered in Arkansas.
Crafton Tull provides its services to public and private clients, including cities, departments of transportation, school districts and universities, healthcare providers, industries, energy companies and land developers.