University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Be Epic Podcast

We're sitting down with innovators and busines mavericks to discuss strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. The Be EPIC Podcast is hosted by Dr. Matthew Waller, Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. 

Recent Episodes

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Episode 50: Mary Beth Brooks

Mary Beth Brooks is the Director of the Arkansas Small Business Technology and Development Center. Before assuming this role in 2018, she was president and CEO of The Bank of Fayetteville from 2004 to 2015. Mary Beth is an alumna of the Walton College and received her BSBA in Finance and Financial Management Services.

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Episode 49: Jessica Salmon and Sarah Goforth

Jessica Salmon is the Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation of the McMillon Innovation Studio. She is passionate about driving retail innovation by starting with the customer and designing a new future. Sarah Goforth is the Director of Outreach for the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Sarah co-teaches New Venture Development and supports student teams forming high-growth science and technology businesses.

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Episode 48: Stephen Rutner

Stephen Rutner is a Professor of Supply Chain at Texas Tech University. In addition to this, Stephen has also served as a Brigadier General for the United States Army Reserve for over 30 years. Stephen has extensive experience in transportation management, strategic leadership, and received his PhD in Logistics and Transportation from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Episode 47: John Kent

John Kent is the Director of Supply Chain China Initiatives at the University of Arkansas. John has experience in both supply chain management and higher education. He has held various roles within the Walton College over the past 5 years. John has also taken significant strides in facilitating a relationship with Soochow University in China.

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Why Epic?

Epic is instilled in the core values at the Sam M. Walton College of Business:

  • Excellence: We are driven to be the best in everything we do.
  • Professionalism: We operate with integrity, humility, respect, and inclusion.
  • Innovation: We imagine possibilities, we create, and we inspire others.
  • Collegiality: We respect each individual, we value our differences, and we welcome all.

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