President and CEO
Doug is president and CEO of Kinco Constructors, a multi-disciplined general contracting and construction management firm with offices in Little Rock and Springdale. Wasson provides corporate oversight and leadership of the company’s mission, vision and daily operations. Kinco, established in 1973, has grown to be one of the state’s leading construction companies with more than 100 employees.
Wasson is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University Tech with a degree in building construction. He joined Kinco Constructors while still in college and throughout his career has served in numerous positions from project superintendent to vice president, becoming president/CEO in 2000 from the company’s original founder. He is actively involved in numerous associations such as the board of Arkansas Hospice; Arkansas State Police Foundation; Construction Management Advisory Council at UALR; and he previously served on the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Foundation Board. He was appointed in 2020 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve on the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board.
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!