Scott Copas will resign as president and CEO of Little Rock’s Baldwin & Shell Construction company and, in January, join his wife’s company, Shayla Copas Lifestyle, as COO.
Scott Copas has served as CEO of Baldwin & Shell since 2014 and has been with the firm for more than 40 years. Under his leadership, the firm’s sales grew from $80 million to more than $300 million. His wife, Shayla Copas, serves as CEO of Shayla Copas Lifestyle, the parent company for Shayla Copas Interiors, Shayla Copas Travel, Copas & Co. Construction Consulting and The Hive Marketing and Public Relations.
“I am thrilled to be joining my wife as she continues to scale her national brands,” Scott Copas said. “Her momentum has been strong, and I am proud to be beside her in her journey. I was grateful to have had the chance to reach the tremendous goals we did at Baldwin & Shell and I am hopeful that those remaining in leadership will continue the mission of what Bob Shell and I established.”
Shayla Copas is an award-winning interior designer, author and licensed product designer who grew her portfolio of “Southern glam” products into a national brand. She authored Four Seasons of Entertaining and is currently working on a second book set to be published in 2023.
Scott Copas will oversee the lifestyle company’s multi-division operations and its comprehensive lifestyle brands.
“Scott and I have been great partners over the years, helping with each other’s businesses,” Shayla Copas said. “We are excited that Scott has made this decision to join our team at this time especially with the growth we are experiencing in our diverse lineup of lifestyle businesses.
“The Shayla Copas Lifestyle brand has grown to a point at which having my husband as a part of my executive team will be beneficial personally as well as extremely valuable in executing the expansion we have envisioned while partnering to take Shayla Copas Lifestyle to the next level and beyond.”
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