Conway Corp., a public utility company based in Arkansas that operates a city-wide HFC network, said its board has appointed Bret Carroll as CEO.
Carroll, currently Conway’s CFO, will succeed Richard Arnold, who is retiring on May 31. Conway said Carroll, who will assume the new post on June 1, will be the sixth person to lead Conway Corp. during the company’s 88-year history.
Conway noted that its board worked with a national exec search firm October to manage the hiring process after Arnold announced his retirement plan.
“Conway Corp and the services they provide are vital to the community,” Conway Corp. board chair John Adams said, in a statement. “Richie and his predecessors have provided excellent leadership for Conway Corp and our community over the years. We are confident that Bret will continue that strong leadership tradition.”
He added: “Bret has painted a vision for Conway Corp’s continued position as an innovative company deeply invested and providing exceptional service to our community. We are excited to work with Bret as we continue to provide excellent service and enhance the quality of life in our community.”
“I am honored that the board of directors has named me to the CEO position,” Carroll said. I understand the standard of excellence that has been set by those who have held this role previously. Conway Corp has a rich history of impact in our community and I am excited to lead and continue to provide the community with the reliable and innovative services our customers have come to expect.”
Carroll holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Central Arkansas. He is recognized by the American Public Power Association as a Certified Public Power Manager and serves on the board of directors for the Mid-America Cable and Telecommunication Association and as chairman of the Arkansas Municipal Power Association Accounting, Finance and Customer Service group.
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