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Forty Under 40: David Mix

David Mix, 39, has approached the real estate business like a golf tournament. He’s in it to win. And though he’s been very successful on the links of Northwest Arkansas,…

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Forty Under 40: Louis C. Gottsponer

As liaison between Tyson Foods Inc. and its investors, 36-year-old Louis Gottsponer has been busy. “Especially in the past 12 months, without a doubt,” he said. The poultry producer’s impending…

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Forty Under 40: Kevin Gardner

An avid duck hunter and cook, Kevin Gardner has no problem disposing of his leftovers. As site manager of Waste Management of Northwest Arkansas, Gardner oversees all operations of the…

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Forty Under 40: Steve Lisle

The son of John Lisle, a Springdale lawyer, Steve Lisle wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. “I heard rewarding stories from my father as a child and knew I…

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Forty Under 40: Aubrey Carrington

Students in elementary and high school alike often make their first tour of Washington Regional Medical Center with Aubrey Carrington in the lead. Pointing out patient rooms, the emergency department…

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Forty Under 40: Greg Goggans

After earning an agricultural business degree from the University of Arkansas in 1992, Greg Goggans worked for Tyson Foods Inc. for six years before talking his wife, Linda, into starting…

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Forty Under 40: Lisa Fowler

Lisa Fowler, 31, grew up in Little Rock and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1992. Fowler’s first job after college was…

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Forty Under 40: Jeff Collins

Jeff Collins, 38, grew up in Colorado and moved to Fayetteville in 1999 to head the University of Arkansas’ Center for Business and Economic Research. In between, he was a…

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Forty Under 40: Hunter Haynes

At 23, Hunter Haynes is the youngest honoree in this year’s class. But with a management portfolio of more than 1 million SF of office space throughout Northwest Arkansas, he…

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Forty Under 40: Michael Britt

A portfolio manager with Fayetteville’s Greenwood & Associates, 27-year-old Michael Britt said he was born with a natural knack for numbers. “It’s how I think. It’s what I’m good at,”…

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Forty Under 40: David Kinney

Three years ago, David Kinney accepted the biggest challenge of his career. His family business of making stereo speakers was losing sales to overseas competitors. Kinney’s father, who established Wood…

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Forty Under 40: Bart Allard

As a partner at Lundy, Allard and Co., Bart Allard oversees all the company’s accounts and helps inform and educate his clients. Allard, 34, said he always knew he wanted…

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Forty Under 40: Donna Malone

Donna Malone left her job as a physician recruiter two days before she started work as an assistant administrator at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in June, 2000. More than a…

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Forty Under 40: Junior Lopez

Ernesto “Junior” Lopez is only 32, but he is already leaving his mark all over Northwest Arkansas. As vice president and project manager/estimator for Nabholz Construction Corp., Lopez has overseen…

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Forty Under 40: Steven Hinds

Steven Hinds said it’s a challenge to set even Arvest McIlroy Bank apart in this competitive market. In his fifth year at the Fayetteville bank, the vice president of marketing…