4 inductees named for Ark. Business Hall of Fame

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Business Hall of Fame has announced its new inductees for 2014.

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that the four new members will be honored in a ceremony Feb. 7 in Little Rock. The new inductees are: James Faulkner of Little Rock, Mack McLarty of Little Rock and Mark Simmons of Siloam Springs. Stanley Reed of Marianna will be inducted posthumously.

Faulkner established a public relations firm in 1957 that grew to be a leader in the mid-South region. McLarty has served as adviser to presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, while Simmons is the chairman of Simmons Foods Inc. & Affiliates.

Reed was a member of the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors from 1987 to 2008. He died in 2011.

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