Arkansas Capital Corporation Announces Kevin Burns Appointment to Board of Directors

The Arkansas Capital Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Burns, senior vice president and associate general counsel, Stephens Inc., to its all-volunteer board of directors. “Kevin has worked with Arkansas Capital as an attorney for many years and always provided excellent guidance,” said C. Sam Walls, chief executive officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation. “We are thrilled he is now able to serve on our board of directors and feel he will be a great asset as we continue to grow the company.” Prior to joining Stephens Inc., Burns was in private practice with Rose Law Firm, a professional association for more than 27 years. Burns is listed in Best Lawyers in America under Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Chambers USA Leading Lawyers in corporate/commercial, and was selected to the mid-south super lawyers list for 2012 in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance, and business/corporate. He is admitted to practice in Arkansas and Georgia. Burns received his bachelor of industrial engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1982. Prior to law school, Burns was a systems engineer with The Procter & Gamble Company. Burns also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Volunteers Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services (VOCALS) and as a member of the board of directors of the Pulaski County Bar Association. Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is a privately held group of for-profit and non-profit corporations dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans. ACCG and its affiliate companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability programs and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements. ACCG serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched and today includes eight affiliates including Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC), Six Bridges Capital Corporation (6BCC), Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation (ACRC), Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), Diamond State Ventures (DSV), Heartland Renaissance Fund (HRF), Connect Arkansas, and Pine State Capital (PSC). For more information, visit