Profiles

A directory of Profiles for Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Awards

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Women in Business: Laura Pearn

Residence: Fort Smith Education: B.S., biology, University of South Florida; M.S., forensic DNA, University of Florida; J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law Professional background: Pearn joined Ledbetter, Cogbill, Arnold…

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Women in Business: Cara Osborne

Residence: Rogers Education: B.A., biology, Transylvania University; M.S.N., Vanderbilt School of Nursing; M.S., S.D., Harvard School of Public Health Professional background: Previously an assistant professor in the UA’s Eleanor Mann…

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Women in Business: Carol Moralez

Residence: Bentonville Education: Attended the University of Texas at San Antonio; numerous certifications through career at Walmart Inc. Professional background: Serve2Perform, a professional development firm that provides thought leadership, training…

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Women in Business: Tanya Mims

Residence: Springdale Education: B.S.B.A., finance, University of Arkansas Professional background: FNBNWA hired Mims as president of its Fayetteville market in November 2018. The position was created specifically for Mims with…

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Women in Business: Lisa B. Keck

Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.S.B.A., financial management, University of Arkansas Professional background: Keck joined the firm in 2016 and has received two promotions. Under her leadership as COO during the past…

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Women in Business: Suzanne Clark

Residence: Fayetteville Education: B.S., chemical engineering, University of Connecticut; J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law Professional background: Clark’s firm focuses on complex commercial and construction litigation. Before embarking on…

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Women in Business: Tracy Black

Residence: Springdale Education: B.S., computer science engineering, University of Arkansas Professional background: In March 2018, Black joined NewRoad Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. She previously worked at Lowell-based…

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Fast 15: Corben Young

Find a job you’re passionate about doing. Corben Young is a believer in that viewpoint, and it’s served him well in his career. Three years ago, RichContext co-founders Billy Courtney,…

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Fast 15: Christine Tan

SupplyPike develops a suite of applications that helps consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies manage their supply chain and retail analytics. It was launched in 2017 as a division of CaseStack,…

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Fast 15: Lindsey Sullivan

After graduating from college in 2014, Lindsey Sullivan’s goal was to pursue a career in the nonprofit world. Three years ago, however, she leaped into the business world and hasn’t…

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Fast 15: Morgan Stewart

Morgan Stewart is one of those folks not comfortable being comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic has her, like many people, working and staying at home. She’s a bit restless in the…

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Fast 15: Taylor Shelton

Fayetteville native Taylor Shelton joined the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce soon after he spoke to its president and CEO, Steve Clark. Shelton was interested in politics and wanted to work…

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Fast 15: Kamyar Sardari

In high school, Iran native Kamyar Sardari wanted to be a volleyball player. By the end of high school, he decided to study engineering. Sardari’s brother was an engineer, he…

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Fast 15: Emma Pierce

Every day, Emma Pierce makes a difference in the lives of teachers and students. Through her leadership in implementing strategies in fundraising, special events and grantmaking, she helps generate $300,000…

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Fast 15: Will Mullen

Aspiring to reach the top of a chosen profession is hard to achieve without the work ethic and drive that goes with it. Will Mullen’s father, a former basketball coach,…

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Fast 15: Joshua Montanez

Josh Montanez wants to make an impact. As a financial adviser, he helps his clients make some of the “most important decisions of their lives.” Growing up in Little Rock,…

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Fast 15: Kristy Meinzer

Kristy Meinzer was 11 when she started her first job driving a combine harvester during wheat harvesting season. Meinzer was raised on a 2,000-acre farm of mostly wheat in Meade,…