Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stephens Inc., a privately held financial services firm based in Little Rock, with offices around the country. Began his investment-banking career as an associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Stephens Inc. Later, was Senior Vice-President of the Capital Market Group and named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1986. Served on the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) District Conduct Committee for three years, finishing as its Chairman. Serves on the Board of Directors of Dillard’s Inc. and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Washington & Lee University. Chairman of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Board and Chairman of the Episcopal Collegiate School Foundation Board. Past Board Chairman of the Arkansas Arts Center; served as Chairman of the Capital Campaign to renovate the Arkansas Repertory Theatre; and served on the board for the Central Arkansas Boys and Girls Club. Holds a BA in economics from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.