University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Dean's Executive Advisory Board

The Dean's Executive Advisory Board consists of prominent business leaders who are actively supporting the Dean in advancing the mission and vision of the Sam M. Walton College of Business.



Gerald Alley

Gerald Alley

Con-Real, Inc.
Arlington, TX

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

Intern Program Manager
Arvest Bank
Lowell, AR

James Barnett

James Barnett

President
DaySpring Cards
Siloam Springs, AR

Kelly Barnes

Kelly Barnes

Partner
US Health Industry and Global Health Industry Consulting Leader
PwC
Dallas, TX

Rochelle Bartholomew

Rochelle Bartholomew

President
CalArk Trucking
Mabelvale, AR

Ann Bordelon

Ann Bordelon, Board Chair

CFO, Mitchell Communications
Springdale, AR

Louis Bowen

Louis Bowen

Chairman and CEO
Asia Capital Management Limited
Hong Kong

Randy Boxx

Randy Boxx

Dean Emeritus
Shenandoah Univeristy
Siloam Springs, AR

John Bracken

John Bracken

President
Blistex Bracken
Seattle, WA

Clete Brewer

Clete Brewer

Managing Partner
New Road Ventures
Bentonville, AR

Stephen Chaffin

Stephen Chaffin

President
Smith Capital Management
Little Rock, AR

Gary Clark

Gary Clark

Spring, TX

Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole

Partner
Winston & Strawn, LLC
Dallas, TX

William Clark

William Clark

CEO
Clark Contractors, LLC
Little Rock, AR

John Conner

John Conner, Jr.

President
Holden-Conner Company
Newport, AR

Ray Dillon

Ray Dillon

President and CEO
Deltic Timber Corporation (Retired)
Little Rock, AR

Ed Drilling

Ed Drilling

President
AT&T Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Rosemary Fairhead

Rosemary Fairhead

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank
St. Louis, MO

Cathy Gates

Cathy Gates

Managing Partner/Senior Audit Partner
Ernst & Young LLP (retired)
Tulsa, OK

Hemant Sunny Gosain

'Sunny' Hemant Gosain

Chairman/CEO
Omniquo, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Bill Greene

Bill Greene

Founder/President
W.K. Greene & Associates
Ferndale, MI

Mary Ann Greenwood

Mary Ann Greenwood

Founder and Investment Advisor
Greenwood Gearhart, Inc.
Fayetteville, AR

Mary Harmon

Mary Harmon

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
New York, NY

Dan Hendrix

Dan Hendrix

President/CEO
Arkansas World Trade Center
Rogers, AR

Jessica Hendrix

Jessica Hendrix

President
Saatchi & Saatchi X
Springdale, AR

Jean Hobby

Jean Hobby

Partner Global Strategy
PwC
Dallas, TX

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones

Chief Ethics & Legal Officer/EVP/Assistant Secretary
Acxiom Corporation
Little Rock, AR

William H. "Bill" Kennedy

William H. "Bill" Kennedy

Senior VP/General Counsel
Cooper Communities, Inc.
Rogers, AR

Jason LaFrance

Jason LaFrance

Principal
Dale Capital Partners, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

J. Stephen Lauck

J. Stephen Lauck

Chairman and Portfolio Manager
Ashfield Capital Partners, LLC
San Francisco, CA

Greg Lee

Greg Lee

CAO & International President (retired)
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Fayetteville, AR

Tommy May

Tommy May

Chairman/CEO
Simmons First Foundation
Pine Bluff, AR

Jim McClain

Jim McClain

Vice President/General Counsel
Tetra Pak, Inc.
Denton, TX

Gerald Alley

Doug McMillon

CEO
Walmart
Bentonville, AR

Judy McReynolds

Judy McReynolds

President/CEO
ArcBest Corporation
Fort Smith, AR

Elise Mitchell

Elise Mitchell

CEO, Mitchell
CEO, Denstu Public Relations Network
Fayetteville, AR

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Lecturer
University of Central Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Gary Norcross

Gary Norcross

President & CEO
Fidelity Information Services
Jacksonville, FL

Sam Pittman

Sam Pittman

Senior Vice President
FTN Financial Capital Markets
Dallas, TX

Mike Preston

Mike Preston

Executive Director
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Little Rock, AR

Mario Ramirez

Mario Ramirez

President
MRamirez Group, LLC
Lewisville, TX

John Reap

John Reap

President/CEO (retired)
Town North Bank, N.A.
Dallas, TX

John Roberts

John Roberts

President/CEO
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Lowell, AR

Reynie Rutledge

Reynie Rutledge

Chairman
First Security Bancorp
Searcy, AR

Janet Ryan

Janet Ryan

Managing Director
US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth
Dallas, TX

Kevin Scanlon

Kevin Scanlon

Executive Vice President
Private Client Group Stephens, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

Bob Shoptaw

Bob Shoptaw

Chairman (retired)
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Little Rock, AR

Shelley Simpson

Shelley Simpson

Chief Marketing Officer
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Lowell, AR

David Snowden

David Snowden

Vice Chairman
Tarco, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

J.K. Symancyk

J.K. Symancyk

Chief Executive Officer
PetSmart
Houston, TX

Philip Tappan

Philip Tappan

Managing Partner
Tappan Land & Water
Little Rock, AR

Sherman Tate

Sherman Tate

President/CEO
HT & Associates
Little Rock, AR

Carter Tolleson

Carter Tolleson

CEO
Tolleson Wealth Management
Dallas, TX

Terry Turpin

Terry Turpin

CEO
Acumen Brands, Inc./Country Outfitter
Fayetteville, AR

Larry Walther

Larry Walther

Director and CFO
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Little Rock, AR

Jim Walton

Jim Walton

Chairman/CEO
Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
Bentonville, AR

Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson

President/CEO
First Arkansas Bank & Trust
Jacksonville, AR

Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson

CEO and Founder
Dream Catcher Media, LLC
Santa Monica, CA

Victor Wilson

Victor Wilson

President/CEO
CSI Holsters
Arlington, TX

David Wurm

David Wurm

Vice President, North American Retail Sales
General Mills
Rogers, AR