Introducing the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2021 Forty Under 40 class

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In its 25th year, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal is proud to present this year’s class of up-and-coming young professionals under the age of 40.

These Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith metro business community members give us plenty of reasons to celebrate. They comprise a wide array of individuals who serve in the area’s communities, civic organizations and municipal arenas.

They also represent all ends of the business spectrum. New and established businesses represented include public and private companies, banks, professional services and nonprofit entities. They could be described as having already “arrived” in their respective fields, while others appear to be on the fast track to success.

While scouring through numerous nominations for this year’s Forty Under 40 class, which were submitted by readers, friends, business associates and industry partners, we were reminded of something. Growing regions across the country continuously face developing the next generation of leaders in business, government, schools and civic organizations. Over the past 25 years, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal has had the pleasure of highlighting some of the state’s most accomplished leaders in business and industry. Once you finish reading about this year’s Forty Under 40 recipients and their accomplishments, we think you will agree that Northwest Arkansas’ future remains bright.

In these profiles, you have the opportunity to discover who they are, what they do and what makes them tick. We hope you enjoy learning more about this outstanding group of leaders.

Congratulations to the Forty Under 40 class of 2021 and to all the nominees. If you nominated someone who wasn’t selected this year, submit a nomination for them again next year. It’s not a one-shot program, and nominations are accepted year-round at

Click here to meet this year’s Forty Under 40 honorees.

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.