Little Rock's Changing Economy

Little Rock's Changing Economy

Warren Stephens

5.23.2007

Warren Stephens

Warren Stephens has been President and CEO of Stephens Group, Inc. since 1998 and is active in a wide variety of civic and charitable endeavors, and serves on the board of directors of ALLTEL and Dillards. He provides a second generation of family leadership in the firm that his father, Jack, and uncle, Witt, started over a half-century ago.

Arkansas business and civic leader Warren Stephens, chairman and CEO of Stephens, Inc., discusses the state of greater Little Rock in light of the proposed acquisitions of Acxiom and ALLTEL, two companies with headquarters in town. In a public address hosted by the Clinton School, he addresses the challenges and opportunities that will arise if these two companies are sold. On the topic of layoffs, he explains that entral Arkansas has to be able to adapt if it happens. He states that the future of these companies is “as bright as it has been” for the local economy