Bank OZK Chairman, CEO George G. Gleason Named to 2022 Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

Bank OZK is delighted to share that George G. Gleason, Chairman and CEO, has been named by the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame* Board to the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame class of 2022.

Mr. Gleason will be inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame and join the ranks of notable business icons Sam Walton, Don Tyson, Jerry Jones, William Dillard, Patricia Upton and Winthrop Rockefeller, among others.

The University of Arkansas’s Sam M. Walton College of Business established the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 1999 to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of business leaders who have brought lasting fame to Arkansas through their significant impact as a business leader, and for the display of ethics in all business dealings.

Mr. Gleason has led Bank OZK for 42 years, spearheading the bank’s growth to one of the 60 largest banks in the U.S. and a top performer in the industry. He’s been named among the top 10 most important figures in commercial real estate finance in the U.S.

In addition to Mr. Gleason, this year’s inductees include Peggy Clark, Owner and Managing Partner of Clark Timberlands; Tom Faust, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and former Chairman/CEO of Eaton Vance; and Ginger Graham, Founder/Owner of Ginger and Baker, and former President/CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals.

The induction event will be held on Feb. 11, 2022, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. It will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the event, you may contact [email protected] or (479) 575-6146.

Congratulations, Mr. Gleason, on this well-deserved honor.


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