- June 24, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation will present this year’s Legends Award to Springdale business leader Gary George. It recognizes leaders who’ve made significant contributions to Arkansas. Past honorees include John Paul Hammerschmidt, Frank Broyles, John Boozman, Pat Walker, Randy Veach, Asa Hutchinson, Judy McReynolds, Curt Bradberry, Mike Anderson, John Brown III and Sam Alley.
George is chairman of George’s Inc., a privately held, fully integrated poultry company, and Legacy National Bank, both of Springdale. He also serves on the boards of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest. In addition, he served 10 years (1995-2005) on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and was chairman during his final year.
A Springdale native, George began working summers in the family business. He went to work full-time in 1972 after graduating from the UA. He served as president, working…