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.


2024 Induction Event


Join us as we recognize and honor worthy Arkansas business leaders! The 2024 induction event will be held Friday, February 16, 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. For questions or to purchase tickets by check please contact or (479) 575-6146.

Sponsorship/Table Reservation

2024 Inductees

John L. Conner Jr.

John L. Conner Jr.

Holden-Conner Company

Gary C. George

Gary C. George

George’s, Inc.

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Senior Vice President

Dhu C. Thompson

Dhu C. Thompson

US Irrigation
Former Owner/President
Delta Plastics and Revolution Bag

2024 Sponsors


  • Arvest Bank
  • George's
  • Holden-Conner Company
  • Oaklawn
  • Revolution
  • The Family of Lisenne Rockefeller/Winrock Farms


  • Clete & Tammy Brewer/NewRoad Capital Partners
  • Dillard's
  • FREZ-n-STOR, Inc.
  • Holden-Conner Company
  • Stephens Inc.
  • US Irrigation
  • William Dillard Department of Accounting


  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Arkansas Capital Corporation
  • Arkansas Children's
  • Bank OZK
  • Centennial Bank
  • Claiborne and Elaine Deming
  • Clark Contractors
  • Eggnite Agricultural Solutions LLC
  • First Security Bank/Crews & Associates
  • Garrison Financial Institute
  • Hexagon Capital Partners
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
  • Johnelle Hunt
  • Legacy National Bank
  • Lexicon, Inc.
  • Mary and Ross Whipple
  • McLarty Companies
  • Mullenix & Associates
  • Nabholz
  • Razorback Athletics and The Razorback Foundation
  • Springdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Sunstar Insurance of Arkansas/Farris Insurance
  • Tommy Drew Family & Michael Lewellen Family
  • UAMS
  • University of Arkansas Bumpers College and Divison of Agriculture


  • ArcBest
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Bailey Construction
  • FAB&T
  • Summit Utilities
  • UA Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design