A directory of Profiles for Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Awards

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

Women in Business: Linda Worley

Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.S., biology, University of Puget Sound; M.D., University of Oklahoma; residency in psychiatry, University of Oklahoma Professional background: As regional associate dean for the College of Medicine…

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Women in Business: Kristin Roller

Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.S., biochemistry, University of Oklahoma; M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; family medicine residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Professional background: Roller and her husband co-founded…

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Women in Business: Mary Purvis

Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.A., journalism, University of Arkansas; M.A., journalism and political science, University of Arkansas Professional background: Purvis’ development career began in 2007 when she was appointed race chair…

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Women in Business: Zelda Parson

Residence: Springdale Education: B.S.B.A., accounting and data processing, University of Arkansas Professional background: After graduating from college, Parson began her career working in the finance department for the city of…

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Women in Business: Stacy Leeds

Residences: Fayetteville and Tahlequah, Okla. Education: B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; MBA, University of Tennessee; J.D., University of Tulsa; LL.M., University of Wisconsin Professional background: Leeds has served as…

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Fast 15: Kenny Whitehead

Kenny Whitehead learned about hard work and diligence by running a summer lawn care service during high school with his dad, a teacher in Cameron, Okla. “My Saturday nights were…

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Fast 15: Maggie Srygley

Fort Smith native Maggie Srygley returned home to find a job after she graduated with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and business from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2013. She…

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Fast 15: Kelsey Smith

Paying higher taxes is a tough sell to the electorate. Kelsey Smith helped sell it, however. Her fledgling marketing company crafted the successful strategy last year that helped convince Pea…

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Fast 15: Grant Smith

Working with numbers has always come easy to Grant Smith. A native of Wynne in east Arkansas, Smith graduated from the University of Arkansas in May 2015 with a finance…

by Nancy Peevy -

Fast 15: Halsey Richardson

Halsey Richardson manages more than 1 million square feet of office, retail and medical space and works with executive broker Jay Pearcy at Flake & Kelley Commercial. A Fayetteville native,…

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Fast 15: Bo Renner

Bo Renner started thinking of a career practicing law while attending high school. His recollection is that he liked the idea of pursuing a career where if you get upset…

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Fast 15: Dalton Person

Dalton Person will tell you he’s an attorney, but he’s also worked as a political consultant and a used car salesman. “I’ve held the three least trusted professions in America,”…

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Fast 15: Justin Parker

Justin Parker took a non-traditional route to the construction industry. A Metairie, La., native, he wasn’t unaccustomed to the work. His father, a long-time firefighter, worked on his days off…

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Fast 15: Bianca Montoya

As Northwest Arkansas’ cycling scene continues to gain speed, you’ll find Bianca Montoya right in the middle of it. You might call her the hype queen of the cycling scene….

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Fast 15: Logan Dodd

Fort Smith native Logan Dodd accepted an internship with candy maker The Hershey Co. at the end of his junior year of college and hasn’t looked back. He graduated with…