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Frank Lawrence / Little Rock Athletic Centers

Frank Lawrence is the CEO and part owner of the Little Rock Athletic Clubs. He is responsible for managing the LRAC’s 4 clubs and its 350+ employees. Frank attributes his skills in building and running a business to his time working with community and national banks in his past career. Continue reading

Dennis Wilson / Wilson & Haubert, PLLC

Dennis K. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. He served as a law clerk for the honorable Morris S. Arnold, Federal Appeals Court Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Judicial Circuit. Before opening his own firm in 1996, Dennis practiced Estate Law with Miller Looney & Associates of Little Rock, Arkansas. Continue reading

Mike Davidson / Parkway Automotive & The American Skilled Labor Association

Mike Davidson entered the automotive industry in 1984 as a detail worker at a GMC truck dealership. In 1998, he opened Parkway Automotive at the age of 33. Mike is the president and founder of the American Skilled Labor Association, as well as an ASE Certified Automotive Technician. Continue reading

Stephen McClure / Former CEO of ICCNexergy

In the mid 90s, Stephen joined a private company (International Components Corporation) in Chicago that was supplying battery charging solutions in medical, communications, data server and storage, handheld data, power tools and consumer electronics markets. Stephen worked in a variety of senior management positions at ICC until appointed by the Board as CEO of the company in early 2002. Continue reading

Joel Johnson / P.I. Roofing

In 2001, Joel and his wife, Veronica, started P.I. Roof Maintenance with a goal of maintaining existing roofs for customers in an attempt to save them money and help them prepare for the cost of a new roof. In the early years of P.I., Joel was the “Roof Leak Detective.” Continue reading

Danny Games / Executive Vice President of Global Business of Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Danny Games was appointed Deputy Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission by Governor Asa Hutchinson in January 2015. He directs the Business Development, Business Finance, Community Development, Existing Business and Small & Minority Business divisions at AEDC. Continue reading

Kristen Kennon / iRealty Arkansas

iRealty Arkansas was started in 2013.  Kristen bought iRealty Arkansas in 2016.  She loved the company but really thought she could add value by establishing an awesome work culture for the agents, creating a new training program for new agents so they can be successful quickly, and establishing a commission split that is advantageous to the agent and still provide them the top tools, technology and support they need. Continue reading

Ken Clark / Chenal Family Therapy

Ken Clark is the founder practice director of Chenal Family Therapy PLC, which offers outpatient mental health services through five offices and a team of 50+ clinicians and administrative staff. Under his leadership, CFT has grown by nearly 70% annually since its inception in 2010. Continue reading

 Brandon Haubert / Wilson & Haubert, PLLC

Brandon co-founded the firm Wilson and Haubert, PLLC, three days after he received his results from the Bar exam. If he could go back and do this over, he suspects he would do many things differently but has never regretted the decision to start something new. It has not been easy, but it was the right decision. Continue reading

Mark McMurry / Independent Pharmacy Management Services

Mark McMurry is CEO and Founder of Independent Pharmacy Management Services, LLC located in San Juan Puerto Rico and is also a partner in several other pharmacy operations in Arkansas and Texas. Graduating in 1987 from Northeast Louisiana College of Pharmacy, he began his practice working for Walmart Pharmacies around the country gaining valuable experience for his eventual move into independent pharmacy ownership later in his career. Continue reading