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C-Suite: Jim Tull

Achievements: Tull has worked at Crafton Tull for 25 years, seeing it expand to a regional firm with seven offices throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma and 30 owners, from six equal…

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C-Suite: James W. Smith

Achievements: Recognized by several industry publications as one of the state’s most prominent attorneys in the area of mergers and acquisitions; holds an AV ethics rating from Martindale Hubbell (the highest…

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C-Suite: Brian Shaw

Achievements: Oversees brokerage operations of a firm that manages more than 4 million square feet of commercial real estate; has led development of more than $150 million in commercial real…

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C-Suite: Erica Preston

Achievements: Leads retail team at Chambers Bank; chair of Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference; incoming Junior Achievement of Northwest Arkansas board chair;  co-chair of the Sunshine School and Development Center…

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C-Suite: Eric Pianalto

Achievements: Member of Mercy’s leadership team for more than two decades, and was named chief executive in 2013; prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Mercy Clinic in…

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C-Suite: Matt Mawby

Achievements: Mawby has worked for the company since its founding in 1986; became president and part owner in 1996, and the sole owner in 2010, leading the business through a…

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C-Suite: Lisa Bridgers

Achievements: Bridgers implemented progressive HR practices at Rockfish; co-creator and emcee for the Women in the Workforce conference; member of the Executive Advisory Council for the Inseitz Group’s Women’s Empowerment…

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C-Suite: Aaron Bleidt

Achievements: Created two successful businesses, both centered on showcasing the virtues of the NWA region: CitiScapes magazine, where he served as publisher/editor and owner from 2000 to 2010; and marketing…

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The C Suite: Rick Barrows

Achievements: Since 1989, Barrows has led one of the largest mechanical contractors and the second-largest electrical contractor in Arkansas, employing over 600 people and with $95 million in annual revenue;…

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The C Suite: Cyndi Dye

Achievements: Joined the company as a consultant in August 2010 and successfully navigated and integrated the sale of Rockfish to WPP Group, the largest media holding company in the world,…

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The C Suite: Don L. Gibson

Achievements: Formerly Arkansas president for Bank of America; board member for Winthrop Rockefeller Research Center; executive committee chairman for University of Arkansas Foundation; board member of Ryan Gibson Foundation for…

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The C Suite: Kalene Griffith

Achievements: Worked for civic organizations in Kansas and Missouri before arriving in Bentonville in 2005 to lead the city’s tourism bureau; appointed last fall by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the…

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The C Suite: Dan Hendrix

Achievements: Established the World Trade Center Arkansas after 31 years in the transportation industry, where he held multiple senior management positions; established the office of corporate and foundation relations within…

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The C Suite: Dan Sanker

Achievements: Founded a supply chain management platform for consumer goods companies that was named No. 1 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 2005, and has made the Inc. 5000…

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The C Suite: Joe Saumweber

Achievements: Launched RevUnit, which now has 35 employees in four states and works with Fortune 500 companies nationwide. It’s grown 95 percent each year since founded four years ago.  …

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The C Suite: Todd Simmons

Achievements: Chief executive officer and vice chairman since December 2012; previously served as chief operating officer for six years; appointed as 2015-2016 chairman of National Chicken Council; named 2015 Industry…

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The C Suite: Brad Smith

Achievements: Chief executive officer since 2014; managing partner for Cove Creek Development since 2012; chief operations officer and president of military housing division for Kimbel Mechanical Systems from 2000-2014; certified…