C-Suite: Eddie Vega

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Class of 2022 C Suite Eddie Vega President EZ Spanish Media, Springdale

Fast fact: Vega was the first Hispanic to own a radio license in Arkansas, and his company is the only independent radio cluster with FM signals in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas.

What is the best business advice you have ever received or given? I was once told, “Follow your dreams, and never give up.” And because most of the time I don’t give up, my entrepreneurial spirit has taken me to be the pioneer on several business ventures that have formed what our company is today.

Which supporting skills do you think are most important when it comes to leadership? Integrity, empathy and problem-solving.

If you could change one thing about your leadership style, what would it be and why? Delegate more. To be able to reach out to other communities in the surrounding states.

What do you think is most important in creating a positive culture? Promoting respect, diversity and inclusion.

What’s the most recent book you read? “Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams” by Pat Williams.

What is the most used app on your phone? My phone is working 24/7, even on vacations. I use several phone apps, but the message apps (text, WhatsApp, Messenger) are by far the ones I use the most.

If you had $1 million to give, what would you support? I would support minority causes. I think our community is still underserved in many parts of our state.

What is one thing you would change about your company if you could today? I don’t have any particular thing that I would like to change at this moment. Most of the changes already took place through the years.