Bret Carroll, Conway

Education: BBA in Accounting; MBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas

There have only been six CEOs in Conway Corp’s 91-year history. From that alone, you know Carroll has to be something special. But if you asked the CEO about this honor, he would most likely deflect any kudos and redirect you to his employees. Visit the Conway Corp. website and there’s page after page of awards, promotions and longevity awards for Conway employees—some putting in more than 40 years of service. Not only has he developed a fiercely loyal employee base, but he juggles oversight of critical services for the city-owned utility system, which provides electric, water, wastewater, video, internet, voice and security services for the community.

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