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College of Business honors Mike Medlock as Business Executive of the Year

October 21, 2009 -- Mike Medlock of Jonesboro has been selected as the Business Executive of the Year by the Arkansas State University College of Business Alumni Chapter (CoBAC). The announcement was made recently at the Business, Blue Jeans and Barbeque event at the Cooper Alumni Center. The award was accepted on Medlock’s behalf by his sister Sue Anne Worlow and daughter Julie Medlock Harmon.

College of Business dean Dr. Len Frey (center) presents the Business Executive of the Year award for Mike Medlock to Medlock's sister Sue Anne Worlow (right) and daughter Julie Harmon.

 “We are extremely honored to present this award to Mike Medlock. Mike is an excellent leader and a friend to all his employees,” said Dr. Len Frey, dean of the College of Business. “He is a visionary in the insurance industry, and he continues to develop partnerships with top international insurance companies in order to best serve his clients. Mike is a man of integrity, of compassion, a team player, deliberate, ethical, supportive, savvy, and an educator.”

Medlock is a 1968 graduate of Little Rock Central High School and a 1973 graduate of the Arkansas State University College of Business, where he received his bachelor of science degree in management.

He began his career at Jonesboro Insurance Agency in 1973 with a total of four employees who specialized in the construction segment of the insurance industry. As the business grew, he turned the Insurance Network into one of the top 12 insurance agencies in Arkansas before it became a division of Bancorp South Insurance Services of Arkansas in 2007.

He currently serves as executive vice president for Bancorp South Insurance Services, the nation’s 23rd largest insurance broker with offices in eight states.

Medlock is a long-time supporter of numerous local organizations, including United Way, St. Bernards Foundation, Arkansas State University Foundation, and the Phil and Flo Jones Hospice House, among others. He has served on many boards, including the ASU Board of Trustees (chairman), Jonesboro Municipal Airport Commission (past chairman), the board of Healthcare Medical Group, and as past president of the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce.


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