President & CEO
Baldwin & Shell
Bobby Gosser began his career at Little Rock’s Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. in 1987. Over his successful career, he has served as an estimator, project coordinator, project manager, division manager, vice president, division president, president-elect and since January, president and CEO. His numerous certifications, honors and awards include Estimator and Recruiter of the Year from the Arkansas chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and Chairman of the Year from the Arkansas chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC).
Gosser is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators; he is also involved with the Associated General Contractors of America Arkansas Chapter, Ford NGL Committee and is a past member of the MBE Construction Mentoring Program. In addition, Gosser has been active his entire life in community affairs in his hometown of North Little Rock. He has recently served as board chair of the North Little Rock Chamber, is a member of the North Little Rock Rotary Club, has been board chair of the Heflin Family YMCA, the Burns Park Athletic Association, and served as a board member of the North Little Rock School District.
Life begins at 50, the saying goes, to which the incomparable Phyllis Diller once replied, “Maybe it’s true that life begins at 50. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out or spread out.” (The women and men included on the following pages, at least, will find that funny … not to mention, they actually know who Phyllis Diller is.)
Fifty is the new 40, or something like that, but in this Ponce de Leon age of youth worship, we at AMP thought it would be nice to recognize those business leaders in Arkansas who aren’t under 40 or in their 20s. Once one hits the milestone age of 50, life doesn’t stop, after all. For many, it speeds up. Nominated by readers, the leaders recognized in AMP’s inaugural Fifty Over 50 list haven’t slowed down — they have realized more success, achieved new goals and even launched entirely new chapters. And we salute them.
The vigor of youth is a beautiful and necessary thing. But so is the wisdom and discernment of age. Besides, like the saying goes, 50 is nothing more than the new 40, right?
The members of AMP’s inaugural Fifty Over 50 list were nominated by readers. They represent a broad spectrum of Arkansas business, industry and politics. They are former state legislators, business owners, CEOs
and more who represent industries ranging from farming and construction
to restaurants and retail.
Some of them started on an upward trajectory early in their careers and haven’t slowed down. Others began new chapters later in their journeys and achieved success — and made profound impacts on their communities — in new ways.
We’re proud to recognize these women and men-… experienced, seasoned Arkansas leaders whose collective journey is just beginning.
Click here to see the full list of 2022 AMP Fifty Over 50!