The Conway Public Schools Foundation inducted Conway Corp CEO Richard Arnold into its Hall of Honor earlier this month for being an outstanding resident who has made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Conway Public School District.
The foundation’s Hall of Honor recognizes former students, faculty, administrators and community leaders who left their mark on Conway Public Schools. Arnold was recognized as the 2016 Friend to the Conway Public Schools for being instrumental in making the Building the Foundation campaign a success and being a tireless promoter of the efforts of the foundation.
At the event, Arnold gave credit to Conway Corp which was founded in 1929 to provide support area education.
“I am sitting with a table of my colleagues tonight who value education and recognize that a great community does not exist if it doesn’t have good schools,” he said. “I recognize that Conway Corp is being honored tonight, and you’ve got a friend of the district forever.”
Arnold started at Conway Corp in 1978, where he served as the manager of the data processing department until he was promoted to manager of finance and accounting. In 1996, he was promoted to chief financial officer and was promoted again to chief executive officer in 1998.