Economics Arkansas, a nonprofit educational organization that promotes economic literacy to K-12 students, will present the 2023 Excellence in Free Enterprise Award to J.B. Hunt Transport Services President Shelley Simpson.
Simpson became president of the Lowell-based carrier in August 2022. She joined the company in 1994.
“Simpson’s innovative leadership and commitment to company-wide advancement demonstrate the power of free enterprise to improve the lives of people across the state and nation,” Economics Arkansas said in a statement.
The awards luncheon is scheduled for March 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rogers Convention Center. Ticket information and more details are available at economicsarkansas.org or by calling 501-682-4349.
Economics Arkansas has presented the Excellence in Free Enterprise Awards since 2012, recognizing entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen. Previous recipients include Sam Walton (posthumously), J.B. and Johnelle Hunt, Don Tyson (posthumously), Mike Duke and Gov. Asa Hutchinson.