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The Sam M. Walton College of Business

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Episode 215: Navigating the Banking Industry with Ross M. Whipple

This week on the podcast Matt wraps up the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame series with Ross M. Whipple, 2023 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductee, President and CEO - Horizon Capital Partners, LLLP, President - Horizon Timber Services, Inc. and Chairman of the Board - The Ross Foundation.

February 22, 2023 | By Matt Waller

Episode 176: Leadership Lessons with Marvin Davenport

This week on the podcast, Matt is joined by Marvin Davenport, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of VSP Global. Marvin has extensive experience working in leadership roles for a variety of companies including Walmart, Raytheon and Amazon.

May 25, 2022 | By Matt Waller

Episode 78: Pu Liu Discusses the Master of Science in Finance Degree and the Importance of Financial Literacy

Dr. Pu Liu is a professor of finance and chairman of the department of finance at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Liu recognized the importance of a Master of Science in Finance program after seeing the need to address the challenges of a digital economy driven by technology and innovation. In this program, students learn essential financial skills and gain the expertise to excel in their careers.

July 1, 2020 | By Matt Waller

Episode 72: Joe Hickman Discusses Blue Star Land’s Growth and His Relationship With Jerry Jones

Joe Hickman is the president and general manager of Blue Star Land and is an alum of the Walton College. Through relationships he developed while at the U of A, Joe has had the opportunity to work for the Dallas Cowboys in their real estate endeavors. He has seen firsthand the growth and innovation of the Dallas Cowboys organization in real estate and how it fits together with the other aspects of the organization.

May 20, 2020 | By Matt Waller

Episode 63: Sarah, Jon, Canon, and Kyle Explain How Entrepreneurship at the University Is Responding to COVID-19

Sarah Goforth is the Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Arkansas. Jon Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Sustainability Consortium. Canon Reeves is a Computer Science major at the University of Arkansas and the CEO and Co-Founder of MORE Technologies. Kyle Sadler is a Computer Science major at the University of Arkansas. He is also the Managing Director of Startup Village.

March 18, 2020 | By Matt Waller

Episode 52: Carter Clark Discusses His College Career and the Keys to Success in Real Estate

Carter Clark is the Owner/Broker of Weichert Realtors - The Griffin Company. In addition to playing on the Razorback men's basketball team, he graduated from the Walton College in 2001 with a degree in Finance and Small Business Entrepreneurship. Carter's interest in real estate began in college, where he started a Christmas light hanging business and began buying rental properties.

January 1, 2020 | By Matt Waller

Episode 37: Mario Ramirez Explains His Take on the Walton College’s Epic Values

Mario Ramirez is the President of MRamirez Group, LLC, a consulting firm based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Mario is an alumnus of the Walton College and has been a member of the Dean's Executive Advisory Board for nine years. In addition to this, Mario also serves as the Managing Director of Avalon Net Worth and a Strategic Advisor at NewRoad Capital Partners. Mario has a passion for bringing people together, and has a unique background in financial markets, government relations, the Hispanic market, and higher education.

September 13, 2019 | By Matt Waller

Episode 33: Brian Fugate, Stephanie Thomas, and Brian Johnson discuss the topic of the Gartner Model

Supply chain leaders discuss the talents and attributes that are needed in the market. Stephanie Thomas is a professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Brain Johnson, an executive with Gartner, shares his experience leading organizations to optimize their Supply Chain Organization. Brian Fugate is the Department Chair of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

August 14, 2019 | By Matt Waller