Board of Directors
Richard D. Chapman '76
Chief Financial Officer, Walton Enterprises, LLC.
Bentonville, AR ▼ Read More
Richard D. Chapman received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas in 1976 and serves as Chief Financial Officer of Walton Enterprises, LLC, where he has been employed since 1983. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of the Walton Family Office in Arkansas. From 1976-1983, he worked for the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Chapman's community involvement includes service on the boards of the University of Arkansas Foundation, Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Additionally, Chapman serves on the boards of Arvest Bank Group, Inc., the holding company for a diversified financial services company, and First Solar, a S&P 500 company that designs, builds and operates utility scale solar power plants.
Chapman is married with two children and lives in Bentonville, AR.
Ed Drilling ‘78
President AT&T Arkansas
AT&T Services, Inc.▼ Read More
Ed Drilling joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1979. During his career, he has served in various operations positions including customer service, sales and marketing, and the external affairs organization. He was named President of the Arkansas Division in 2002.
Ed has served on numerous boards over the last 30 years, including: past Chairman of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Children's Hospital Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas Board of Advisors, former President of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, UAMS Arkansas BioVentures Advisory Board, former President of Fifty for the Future, former Vice Chairman of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Drilling also serves on the Simmons First National Corporation Board. He received the Pinnacle Award in 2003 from the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the highest honor the chamber gives for service to the community.
Drilling holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from the Walton College at the University of Arkansas, and is a graduate of Emory's Advanced Management Program.
Richard N. Massey '84
Partner, Westrock Capital Partners
Little Rock, AR ▼ Read More
Rick Massey is a Partner of Westrock Capital Partners. He also serves as Chairman of First Federal Bank, Bear State Financial Holdings, LLC and First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. He previously served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President/General Counsel at Alltel Corporation. He is also a director of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., is lead director of FIS, Inc. (both Fortune 500 companies) and a director of Black Knight, LLC, a privately held technology company.
Massey earned his JD with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1984.
Kenneth Mourton '72, '75
Partner and Managing Member, Ball and Mourton, Ltd., PLLC
Fayetteville, AR ▼ Read More
Kenneth Mourton is a partner at Ball and Mourton, Ltd., PLLC, a tax and business law firm. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Arkansas.
Mourton owns and operates several businesses in various states related to beverage distribution, lodging, warehousing and travel. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association. Mourton sits on the boards of the Arkansas Rural Endowment Fund and Southwestern Energy Company in addition to serving as Chairman of the Razorback Foundation Board of Directors.
Charles Redfield '89
Executive Vice President, Food, Walmart U.S.
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Charles Redfield is executive vice president of the Walmart U.S. food division. He is responsible for all the overall strategy, assortment, private brands and sourcing for food categories. Since assuming the role in 2015.
Charles originally joined Walmart as a cashier at Sam’s Club in 1988 while attending college at the University of Arkansas. After completing his degree, Charles began his full-time career as an assistant manager with Sam’s Club and progressed into further leadership roles in field operations.
Charles briefly left Sam’s Club to work for the Canadian retailer, Hudson Bay, in 1998 and returned to Sam’s Club in 1999 as a director of operations. In 2001, he was promoted to vice president and divisional merchandise manager followed by senior vice president and general merchandise manager.
Charles served in an expatriate role as the chief merchandising officer of ASDA, a Walmart subsidiary in the U.K. Charles returned to the U.S. in May 2012 to serve as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club.
Originally from Bentonville, Ark., Charles graduated from the University of Arkansas. He remains an advocate for the area serving on the board of Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest and Bentonville-based Arvest Bank. Charles and his wife, Sue, have two children, Avery and Matthew.
John R. Rutledge, Jr. '01
President and CEO, First Security Bank Pulaski County
Little Rock, AR ▼ Read More
Originally from Searcy, John Rutledge, Jr. was a Razorback football letterman and member of Sigma Chi fraternity from 1997-2001. After graduating from the Walton College of Business, he returned for his Master of Business Administration degree.
Rutledge is president and CEO of the Pulaski County market for First Security Bank, a career path he began while in college. Since his first job with the company in 1998, he has been employed by either the bank or its investment banking company, Crews and Associates.
Rutledge serves as chairman of the Business Alumni Advisory Council of the Walton College of Business, vice chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and incoming chairman of the Finance and Stewardship Committee of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. In addition, he serves as a board member of the Greater Little Rock Regional Chamber and Baptist Health Foundation.
Angela McBride Ryan '86
President, McBride Distributing Company
Fayetteville, AR ▼ Read More
Angela McBride Ryan is a lifelong Fayetteville resident and a 1986 graduate of the University of Arkansas. She is the President of McBride Distributing Company – the local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler that services five counties in northwest and north central Arkansas. She is the third generation president of McBride Distributing and currently serves on the board of Arvest Bank, Fayetteville. Angela has served on the boards of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Arkansas Association, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and served as Board President for the following organizations – Seven Hills Homeless Center, Fayetteville Country Club and Washington Regional Foundation.
As president of McBride Distributing, she takes a leadership role often reserved for men and was recognized in 2000 as one of Arkansas’s 40 under 40, received the Girls Scouts Women Building our Economy Award in 2004 and was honored with the Clark McClinton Award in 2013 by the Fayetteville Downtown Rotary.
Angela and her husband, Randy, have one son, Zachary, currently attending the University of Arkansas. They are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville.
Kevin Scanlon '79
Executive Vice President and Director of the Private Client Group at Stephens, Inc.
Little Rock, AR ▼ Read More
A native of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Kevin Scanlon is a 1979 graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of Stephens University at Wake Forest University. Scanlon was a Razorback football letterman in 1978-79 and, as starting quarterback, led the team to the 1979 Southwest Conference Championship and the 1980 Sugar Bowl where they faced eventual national champion, Alabama. For the 1979 season he was selected All Conference quarterback and the Southwest Conference Player of the Year. He was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2010.
Scanlon has been in the investment industry for 35 years and has been with Stephens, Inc. for the last 28 years. He is currently Executive Vice President and Director of the Private Client Group at Stephens, Inc. Prior to his appointment as the Head of the Private Client Group, overseeing 18 Stephens offices in 9 states. Prior to his appointment as the Head of the Private Client Group, he was previously Managing Director for Growth and Development and Managing Director for the Professional Strategies Group at Stephens. He is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Services Marketing Associate Private Client Services committee. He is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Services Marketing Associate Private Client Services committee and a member of the FINRA District 5 Business Conduct Committee. Scanlon is also a member of the University of Arkansas Walton School of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board.
Chief Executive Officer of Simmons Foods, Inc. and Affiliates
Siloam Springs, AR ▼ Read More
Todd Simmons, is the Chief Executive Officer of Simmons Foods, Inc. and Affiliates located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Todd attended Georgetown University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Minor in Theology. He began working at Simmons at the age of 19 and has trained in all areas of the business. He was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2012.
In 2015, Todd was named to Arkansas Business’ 40 under 40 and was also honored as “Industry Leader of the Year” for Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma by The Poultry Federation.
Todd has served as a Board of Director for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Pet Food Institute, Walton Arts Center Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Poultry Federation that represents Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. He currently serves on the Boards of the National Chicken Council, Signature Bank of Arkansas and Tyson Center for Faith & Spirituality in the Workplace.
Todd and his wife Shelley live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with their daughter Caroline and son Charlie.
Little Rock, AR ▼ Read More
A native of College Station, Arkansas, Lisa Walker was a Lady Razorback letterman in track and field from 1979-1983. Walker was a two time All American and 400-meter indoor record holder for over two decades. She is a 2009 Southeast Conference Great and was inducted into the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2012.
Walker is a Personal Fitness Coach and has held the position of Office Manager at Fitness for Life training facility for 15 years. She is also the co-owner of Dwfw Properties and the Darrell and Lisa Walker Art Collection.
Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts which she earned from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock in 2003. She currently resides in Little Rock and has been married for 31 years. She is the proud mother of five children and five grandchildren.
Mindy West '92
El Dorado, AR ▼ Read More
Mindy West currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Fuels for Murphy USA Inc., a retailer of gasoline products and convenience store merchandise that is included in the Fortune 500 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. West also serves on the Board of Directors of Simmons Bank and Simmons First National Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional. Ms. West also currently serves on the board of directors of United Way of Union County, Arkansas, and is a member of the South Arkansas University Business Advisory Council. She was recognized by Arkansas Business "40 Under 40", and more recently was listed by that publication as one of the "200 Most Influential Industry Leaders" and one of AY Magazine’s "Intriguing Women."
Jim Williams, Jr. ‘66
C.E.O., LandPlan Development Corp.
Dallas, TX ▼ Read More
Jim Williams, Jr. is the founder and C.E.O. of LandPlan Development Corp. Since 1998, LandPlan has owned, developed, zoned and master planned residential medical, retail, senior-living and extended stay hotel projects in 19 towns and cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
While earning his undergraduate degree at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Mr. Williams was a two-time All-Southwest Conference defensive tackle, a member of the 1964 national championship football team and captain of the undefeated 1965 Southwest Conference Champions. He went on to earn his MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business. A devoted Razorback, he is proud to have been named the 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by the School of Business at the University of Arkansas. In 2010, he was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor and in 2012; he represented his Razorback team by being inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association and has previously served as President of the Cotton Bowl and on the Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas Area Rapid Transit System, and Goodwill Industries boards among others.