Profiles

A directory of Profiles for Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Awards

by Nancy Peevy -

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…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

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…

by Paul Gatling -

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…

by Paul Gatling -

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,…

by Paul Gatling -

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…

by Michael Tilley -

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,”…

by Paul Gatling -

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…

by Paul Gatling -

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….

by Jeff Della Rosa -

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…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Sam Cushman

Springdale native Sam Cushman always had a talent for communications. He wrote for high school and college newspapers and was recruited to major in communications at Ouachita Baptist University in…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Abby Callahan

When Fayetteville native Abby Callahan moved to China in the sixth grade, she realized the opportunities the retail sector had to offer. Her father’s role with Walmart led to the…

by Paul Gatling -

Fast 15: Mikaila Calcagni

Mikaila Calcagni’s career path is led by strong convictions. From a very young age, she has always wanted to be a physician. “I don’t ever remember wanting to be anything…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Tori Pohlner Bogner

When Tori Pohlner Bogner left the University of Arkansas for the construction industry, the move was not so much about construction as it was about people. A native of Weiner…

by Nancy Peevy -

Fast 15: Samantha Arroyos

Samantha Arroyos comes from a heritage of servant leadership. Her grandmother had only a third-grade education but worked hard to give Samantha’s dad a better life, enabling him to eventually…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Stan Zylowski

Achievements: Zylowski left a successful career in the vendor community, earned an MBA, and in 2010 co-founded Movista, whose cloud-based software allows companies to manage their distributed workforces via smart…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Heath Ward

Achievements: Ward oversees the day-to-day operation of a utility that purchases roughly half a billion gallons of water a month from Beaver Water District and serves about 105,000 people. He…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Tim Stanley

Achievements: Stanley started a career in document management 30 years ago when he joined the sales and national account team for Eastman Kodak. In 1996, he established Total Document Solutions…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Larry Shackelford

Achievements: Shackelford assumed the CEO role in September 2017 after serving as vice president of strategy and outreach since 2010. Before that, he was CEO of Medical Associates of Northwest…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Chris Schnurbusch

Achievements: Schnurbusch has worked in the construction industry for more than 26 years. He started working in general labor during the summers before advancing to assistant superintendent, superintendent, project manager,…