University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Sam M. Walton College of Business established the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to recognize Arkansans - by birth or by choice - who have been successful business leaders. The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of business leaders who have brought lasting fame to Arkansas. 

2017 Induction Event


Join us as we recognize and honor worthy Arkansas business leaders! The 2017 induction event will be held Friday, February 10, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program at 6:30. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available below. Tickets to the black-tie optional event are $150 each and can be purchased via credit card below. For questions or to purchase tickets by check please contact or (479) 575-6146. 

Sponsorship/Table Reservations Individual Tickets

2017 Inductees

Charles Scharlau

Charles E. Scharlau

Retired Chairman, President & CEO
Southwestern Energy Co.

Thomas Schueck

Thomas B. Schueck

Lexicon, Inc.

Sherman Tate

Sherman E. Tate

President & CEO
Tate & Associates Management

Gus Vratsinas

Gus M. Vratsinas

Bailey Construction and Consulting, LLC

2017 Sponsors


  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Arvest Bank
  • Bailey Construction and Consulting LLC
  • Lexicon
  • Charles Scharlau Family
  • Southwestern Energy


  • Dillard's
  • Sam's Club
  • Winrock Farms


  • Big River Steel
  • First Security Bank
  • McLarty Companies
  • Sheffield Nelson & Don Jack
  • Tyson Foods
  • UAMS Foundation Fund
  • UAMS - Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute


  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas
  • Black Hills Energy
  • Conner & Winters
  • First Arkansas Bank & Trust
  • Foundation Resource Management
  • Oaklawn Jockey Club
  • Sol Alman Company
  • Southern Bancorp
  • Southwest Power Pool
  • University of Arkansas College of Engineering
  • University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design
  • University of Arkansas Libraries
  • University of Arkansas School of Law/J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
  • US Bank

2017 Media Partners

  • Arkansas Business
  • Celebrate Arkansas
  • Talk Business & Politics