C-Suite: Jeff Williams

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Class of 2022 C Suite Jeff Williams CEO America's Car-Mart Inc., Rogers

Fast fact: Williams joined America’s Car-Mart as chief financial officer in October 2005. He became president in March 2016 and has been a director since 2011 and CEO since January 2018.

What’s the most recent book you read or the most recent on-demand series you’ve watched? “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.

What is the most used app on your phone? Stock Price App.

If you had $1 million to give, what would you support? Educational and/or sports opportunities for kids living in poverty.

What is the best business advice you have ever received or given? Disruptions and challenges should be viewed as opportunities. Use difficult times to go “all in” with planned initiatives/investments.

If you could change one thing about your leadership style, what would it be and why? Communication skills. I tend to assume the message is clear.

What is one thing you would change about your company if you could today? Finish up all the significant initiatives we have in process allowing us to more fully leverage our market position and become the company we all want to be.

Which supporting skills do you think are most important when it comes to leadership? Focus and drive to win.

What do you think is most important in creating a positive culture? Continuous and consistent reinforcement of the overall vision and sharing ownership to get there.