Northwest Arkansas Regional
Tim O’Donnell joined the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority in April 2019 as its CFO. Previously, O’Donnell served as the vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and had oversight of a total budget in excess of $800 million.
Prior to joining the UA in 2013, O’Donnell was vice president and treasurer of Southwestern Energy Co. in Fayetteville until the company relocated its energy business to Houston. He spent 22 years at Southwestern and held numerous financial positions with the company. O’Donnell has also worked in commercial real estate and public accounting in his career. He is a CPA (inactive) and has served on numerous boards and committees during his professional career in Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.
The C-Suite: That place where most of us strive to be when we launch a career. Referring to the cluster of top-level executive positions within most companies — chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO) — the C-Suite entails hard work, high stress and long hours. But the rewards can be substantial.
AMP asked readers to tell us who their favorite C-Suite executives were. Their titles may not precisely reflect “CEO” or any of the others, but their roles do. This isn’t a “best of” or a “top executives” list; but it’s a way to recognize many of those business executives in Arkansas whose hard work makes The Natural State a great place to live and work.
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