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. 

2019 Induction Event


Join us as we recognize and honor worthy Arkansas business leaders! The 2019 induction event will be held Friday, February 8, 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

2019 Inductees

Claiborne Deming

Claiborne P. Deming

Retired President & CEO, Current Chairman
Murphy Oil Corporation

Joe Steele

Joe M. Steele

(1905 - 1976)
Steele Canning Company & Springdale Canning Company

Warren Stephens

Warren A. Stephens

Chairman, President & CEO
Stephens Inc.

John W. Tyson

John W. Tyson

(1905 - 1967)
Founder & Former CEO
Tyson Foods

2019 Sponsors





2019 Media Partners