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.


2023 Induction Event


Join us as we recognize and honor worthy Arkansas business leaders! The 2023 induction event will be held Friday, February 17, 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

2023 Inductees

Curtis Bradbury

Curt Bradbury

Chief Operating Officer
Stephens Inc.

E. Fletcher Lord Jr.

E. Fletcher Lord Jr.

Chairman of the Board
Bumper to Bumper/Crow-Burlingame Co.

Judy R. McReynolds

Judy R. McReynolds

Chairman, President and CEO

Ross M. Whipple

Ross M. Whipple

President and CEO, Horizon Capital Partners LLLP
President, Horizon Timber Services Inc.
Chairman, Board of Trustees for The Ross Foundation

2023 Sponsors


  • ArcBest
  • Arvest Bank
  • First Security Bank/Crews and Associates
  • The Family of Lisenne Rockefeller/Winrock Farms
  • Stephens Inc.


  • William Dillard Department of Accounting


  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA
  • Bailey Construction
  • Clark Timberlands
  • Foundation Resource Management
  • Johnelle Hunt
  • Lexicon/Schueck McClarty Family
  • UA Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design


  • Entergy
  • Dunklin/Lile