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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
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
“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
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.