A directory of Profiles for Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Awards

by Paul Gatling -

Fast 15: Brit McKenzie

Brit McKenzie grew up wanting to work in politics. With parents active in civic life in Rogers, “civic duty and responsibility and love of the political system,” were natural for…

by Jeff Della Rosa -

Fast 15: Zack Kifer

Springdale native Zack Kifer became interested in the real estate industry while working as a bank teller. He would meet with brokers and liked their work. He found out about…

by Nancy Peevy -

Fast 15: Zach Hocker

Zach Hocker’s work ethic paid off in his four years as a professional football player. That continues in his work in commercial real estate. “Nothing comes easy,” he said. “I’m…

by Nancy Peevy -

Fast 15: Caroline Currier

Caroline Currier is known as “the fixer” to many of her elderly clients. In her practice as an elder law attorney, she helps seniors get their financial and personal affairs…

by Michael Tilley -

Fast 15: Tristin Bolton

Tristin Bolton’s job as a family consumer science agent with the Crawford County office of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service involves spending a lot of time in area schools teaching…

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C-Suite: Cameron Smith

Achievements: Smith launched his executive search firm 25 years ago, credited with building customer teams for hundreds of Walmart supplier offices in Northwest Arkansas and filling thousands of high-paying jobs….

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C-Suite: Adam Rutledge

Achievements: A third-generation banker, Rutledge has led the $5.6 billion bank’s interests in Washington, Benton, Sebastian, and Crawford counties since 2013. He is a board member of LifeSource International, WorkMatters…

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C-Suite: Nelson Peacock

Achievements: Peacock has led one of the region’s most influential nonprofits since July 2017, most notably working to address infrastructure, healthcare and entrepreneurship improvements. He previously worked in the California…

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C-Suite: Aaron Marshall

Achievements: Marshall started at BCS (formerly Baker Computer Services) as an hourly worker on the shop floor. He was named CEO in 2010. Under Marshall’s leadership, the IT services company…

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C-Suite: David Kimball

Achievements: Kimball leads one of the largest engineering and architectural firms in Arkansas. He was named president in 2018 and has practiced mechanical engineering for more than 25 years. He…

by Talk Business & Politics staff -

C-Suite: Kelly Johnson

Achievements: Johnson has served as XNA airport director since 1996. She was promoted to chief operating officer in 2018. Previously, she worked for the city of Fayetteville for more than…

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C-Suite: Gary Head

Achievements: Head started his banking career in 1983. He was president and CEO of Arvest Bank’s Fayetteville market in 2004 when he resigned to launch Signature Bank, which opened in…

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C-Suite: Greg Fogle

Achievements: Fogle has worked in commercial construction for 37 years, starting with summer positions as a laborer. He has since held multiple leadership roles including project manager, executive vice president…

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C-Suite: Steve Clark

Achievements: Clark has led the chamber for 10 years. Previously, he was the longest-serving attorney general in Arkansas, chief of staff for Gov. David Pryor, and assistant dean of the…

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NEA Women in Business: Gina Gomez

Residence: Jonesboro Education: Bachelor of Psychology, La Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia. Professional background: As the executive director of the El Centro Hispano (The Hispanic Center), Gomez and the center provide…