Sam Walls, who built Arkansas Capital Corp. Group over the past 24 years, has retired.
C. Sam Walls Jr. has retired as CEO of Arkansas Capital Corp. Group in Little Rock after 24 years of service, the company announced Thursday morning. “I truly believe that the intersection of my path with this company was an extraordinary event,” Walls said. “I needed this company and it needed me. And as I enter retirement, my greatest hope is that the culture and personality I have cultivated will carry on and grow.” Rush Deacon, who had been chairman of the board of Arkansas Capital Corp., the largest subsidiary of ACCG, is now serving as the acting chief executive officer for the entire group. Under Walls leadership, ACCG grew from an organization that managed a small portfolio of business loans to an organization that has facilitated more than $1.4 billion in loans to Arkansas businesses. Walls also diversified the organization to include entrepreneurship education, New Markets Tax Credit allocations, high-speed Internet advocacy and a program facilitating foreign investment in Arkansas. Click here to read the full article from Arkansas Business: Sam Walls Retires From Arkansas Capital Corp. Group