Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Enterprise Development awards gala. The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall on the UCA campus.
Williams took over as CEO of Southern Bancorp in February 2013. Prior to joining Southern, he was the managing partner of Carney Williams Bates Pulliam & Bowman PLLC. Williams obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College. Williams is a current member of the Arkansas General Assembly. He is a state representative for District 36, which includes part of Pulaski County.
The MED awards gala is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of minority entrepreneurs and the individuals and organizations committed to advancing minority business enterprise. The nomination process for the five categories has ended, and the recipients will be announced prior to the event.
Limited tables are available. For information, contact Whitney Cummings, director of membership development, at 501-932-5411 or at Whitney@ConwayArkansas.org.