University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Dean's Alumni Advisory Council

The Dean's Alumni Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of Walton alumni who function as ambassadors and use their experience and insight to develop and support the advancement of the college.



Richard Appleton

Richard Appleton
MKTG '07

Sales Manager
Adko Inc.
Fort Smith, AR

Kira Best

Kira Best
MKTG '03

Retail Field Team Leader
Royal Canin
Phoenix, AZ

Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer
ECON '97

Vice President of Sales
HARIBO of America, Inc.
Rogers, AR

Mark Beutelschies

Mark Beutelschies
FINN '86

Member
Farris Bobango PLC
Memphis, TN

Kenneth Biesterveld

Kenneth Biesterveld
FINN/ISYS '05, MBA '10

Director - Finance & Strategy, Logistics
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Andrew Bogner

Andrew Bogner
SCM '14

Financial Analyst & Site Controller
Central States Manufacturing
Lowell, AR

Ethan Bonar

Ethan Bonar
FINN '99

CEO
Aquifer Resources, LLC
Frisco, TX

Marlena Bond

Marlena Bond
MKTG '04

VP - Private Brands, Food
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Ryan Boyd

Ryan Boyd
FINN '99

Founding Advisor
AnchorPoint Financial, LLC
Cabot, AR

Luke Briggs

Luke Briggs
MBA '10

Principal/Founder/CSO
New Nexus Group/Tall Tree Foods 
Bentonville, AR

Sean Burke

Sean Burke
TLOG '95

Chief Commercial Officer
Echo Global Logistics
Chicago, IL/Phoenix, AZ

Emi Cardarelli, Chair

Emi Cardarelli
MBA '04

Director of Club Sales & Sustainability
Unilever
Rogers, AR

Uberto Carles

Uberto Carles
ENGR '03, MBA '14

Project Director
Hacienda Santa Monica
Panama

J.J. Coleman

J. J. Coleman
MKTG '03

Sam's Media Group Team Lead
Sam's Club
Bentonville, AR

Stormey Collins

Stormey Collins
MKTG '02, MBA '10

Partner/CMO
OmniiX
Bentonville, AR

Brandon Corley

Brandon Corley
MKTG '08

VP of Sales & Marketing
PCA Technologies
Little Rock, AR

Dewayne Cotten

Dewayne Cotten
MGMT '87

Microsoft Alliance Leader
& Client Executive
EY
Atlanta, GA

Reid Davis

Reid Davis
EMBA '20

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Columbia, SC

Rashad Delph

Rashad Delph
MGMT '05

Head of Talent Acquisition
Dana Inc.
Detroit, MI

Lindsay Duckworth

Lindsay Duckworth
FINN '07

Senior Manager
Ernst & Young
Dallas, TX

Andrew Endicott

Andrew Endicott
FINN '09

Co-founder/President/CFO
Petal
New York, NY

William Franklin

William Franklin
FINN '12

Vice President - Business Development
Path Company
Memphis, TN

Tyler Garman

Tyler Garman
ISYS '00

President
The ROARK Group
Rogers, AR

Tyler Gill

Tyler Gill
FINN/MKTG '06

National Business Manager, Walmart Home Care
Henkel
Bentonville, AR

Chad Hendrix

Chad Hendrix
FINN '04

Sales Manager
Everett Buick Pontiac GMC
Bryant, AR

Burt Hicks

Burt Hicks
FINN '08

Senior EVP, COO & General Counsel
Encore Bank
Little Rock, AR

Tim Higginbotham

Tim Higginbotham
FINN '87

Procurement Director
Medallion Midstream
Dallas, TX

Jim Huff

Jim Huff
FINN '03

Senior Financial Analyst
ALSAC/St. Jude's Childrens Hospital
Memphis, TN/Wynne, AR

Steven Bauer

Candice Jones
TLOG '04

Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

John Knight

John Knight
MKTG '88

Director of Operations for U.S. & Mexico
Kansas City Southern Railroad
Dallas, TX

Sarah Langham

Sarah Langham
ACCT '05, MACC '06

Partner
HoganTaylor LLP
Fayetteville, AR

T.J. Lefler

T.J. Lefler
FINN '06

EVP/Principal
Cushman Wakefield/Sage Partners
Rogers, AR

Rodolfo Leiton

Rodolfo Leitón
MBA '97

CEO
Coamesa
San Jose, Costa Rica

Becca Luetjen

Becca Luetjen
BSIE '10, MBA '12

Director, Engineering & Technology
J.B. Hunt Transport
Lowell, AR

Alice McMillan

Alice McMillan
MKTG '12

CEO
M&C Advisors
Austin, TX

Rachel Mooreland

Rachel Mooreland
MKTG '14

Brand Manager
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Chicago, IL

RJ Murphy

RJ Murphy
MKTG '04, MBA '08

Customer Team Lead
VPX Sports
Bentonville, AR

Jerra Nalley

Jerra Nalley Toms
MKTG '10, MBA '17

Director, leisurlist
Runway Group
Bentonville, AR

Jordan Owens

Jordan Owens
ACCT '04

Director of Pricing
CTI Foods, LLC
Saginaw, TX

Tammy Patton

Tammy Patton
ECON '08, JD '11, MBA '13

Senior Manager II, Site Merchandising - Adult Beverages
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Aaron Pierce

Aaron Pierce
FINN '14

Managing Partner
JF2 Capital
Dallas, TX

Spencer Piland

Spencer Piland
FINN '08

CFO
FreightWaves
Chattanooga, TN

Scott Powell

Scott Powell
MBA '11

Executive Vice President, Private Banking
Dallas Capital Bank
Plano, TX

Creighton Ralls

Creighton Ralls
MBA '09

Member
Cleopatra LLC
Little Rock, AR

Chris Rittelmeyer

Chris Rittelmeyer
FINN '08

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking
Simmons Bank
Fayetteville, AR

Adam Rutledge

Adam Rutledge
FINN '04

NWA Market President & CEO
First Security Bank
Fayetteville, AR

Emery Scism

Emery Scism
MKTG '02

Vice President/Private Banking Officer
Arvest Bank
Fayetteville, AR

Oliver Sims

Oliver Sims
ISYS '85

Americas Technical Sales Leader
CA Technologies
Dallas, TX

Jarred Sneed

Jarred Sneed
ACCT '10, MACC '11

Manager - Incubation Devices
Microsoft
Seattle, WA

Phil Stevenson

Phil Stevenson
FINN '88

Executive Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Memphis, TN

Stewart Stidham

Stewart Stidham
ECON '04

Assistant Vice President
Peoples National Bank
Checotah, OK

Peter Tannenbaum

Peter Tannenbaum
MKTG '84

Managing Director/Head of Electronic Trading
Suntrust
New York, NY

Drew Tappan

Drew Tappan
FINN '10

Senior Director - Industrial
Greystar
Dallas, TX

Blair Trotter

Blair Trotter
ACCT '10, MACC '11

Director of Finance
Hub Group
Fayetteville, AR

Thomas Vo

Thomas Vo
ECON '08

Vice President
WestView Capital Partners
Boston, MA

Michael Walton

Michael Walton
FINN/ISYS '03, MBA '06

Vice President Sales - US
Dole Packaged Foods
Westlake Village, CA

Bryan Wilhelm

Bryan Wilhelm
ECON '99

Director of Customer Operations
Henkel
Bentonville, AR

Kayln Williams

Kayln Williams
BSIB '12

Senior Buyer - Candy & Impulse
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Laura Lea Witt

Laura Lea Witt
MBA '09

Vice President & Project Manager
Simmons First Investment Group
Dallas, TX

Denny Woods

Denny Woods
ACCT '03, JD '06

Partner
Reece Moore Pendergraft, LLP
Fayetteville, AR

Ebony Wyatt

Ebony Wyatt, Chair
FINN '03

Director of Sales - Natural Distributor Region
General Mills
Minneapolis, MN

Brad Yaney

Brad Yaney
FINN '01

Senior Vice President Portfolio Analysis
Simmons Bank
Little Rock, AR

Sustaining Members

Russell Butts

Russell Butts
FINN '98

Vice President - Underwriting & Portfolio Management
GE Capital - Industrial Finance Solutions
Danbury, CT

Jack Dewald

Jack Dewald
FINN '82

President/Owner
Agency Services, Inc.
Memphis, TN

Jennifer Guthrie

Jennifer Guthrie
MBA '05

Senior Global Marketing Manager
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Memphis, TN

Steven Hinds

Steven Hinds
BSPA '89

Senior Director of Corporate Giving
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA
Bentonville, AR

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones
TLOG '05

Director, Corporate Strategy
Phillips 66
Houston, TX

Johnny Kincaid

Johnny Kincaid
FINN '77

Executive Broker
Commercial Realty, LLC
Little Rock, AR

Weston Lewey

Weston Lewey
FINN '85

Former Owner/Publisher
Times-Herald Publishing Co.
Forrest City, AR

Matt Machen

Matt Machen
FINN '03

Regional Executive for
Enhanced Banking Services
Arvest
Little Rock, AR

Trisha McRoberts

Trisha McRoberts
MBA '07

Head of Americas Procurement
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Hunt Valley, MD

Paul Morris

Paul Morris
ECON '97, JD '01

Managing Partner
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP
Rogers, AR

Joseph Mowery

Joseph Mowery
FINN/BANK '87, JD '90

Managing Director
Stephens Inc.
Little Rock, AR

Greg Nabholz

Greg Nabholz
FINN/RE '88, MBA '90

CEO
Nabholz Properties, Inc.
Conway, AR

Paul Parette

Paul Parette
ACCT '89

Partner - Audit & Enterprise Risk Services
Deloitte
Dallas, TX

Bryan Quinn

Bryan Quinn
MKTG '95

Farmers Insurance Group
Quinn Insurance Agency
Conway, AR

Robbin Rodgers

Robbin Rodgers
MKTG '98

Director of Sales
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Deer Park, IL

Joel Sanders

Joel Sanders
FINN '07

Managing Director
Nashville Apartment Locators
Nashville, TN

Riley Shearin

Riley Shearin
ISYS '99, MBA '07

Managing Partner
Workday
Rogers, AR

Kelly Truitt

Kelly Truitt
FINN/RE '85

Executive Vice President
CBRE Inc.
Memphis, TN

Keith Williams

Keith Williams
MKTG '97

President/Lawyer
Fidelity National Financial
Dallas, TX

Traci Smith

Traci Williams
ISYS '94

Vice President-Financial Services
Acxiom Corporation
Conway, AR