Marcus Guinn, executive vice president and loan manager at Arvest Bank, has been selected as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s College of Business Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Drew Holbert, principal and vice president of brokerage at Colliers International, has been selected to receive the Dean’s Award for Excellence.
Both individuals will be honored during the 2018 College of Business Distinguished Alumni Luncheon, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Little Rock Marriott.
The ceremony will be presented by Arvest Bank. Registration opens at 10:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
The Distinguished Alumnus award is the highest honor granted by the College of Business, and it recognizes graduates who have had an impact in business and have served their community and UA Little Rock.
Guinn received a bachelor’s degree in finance from UA Little Rock. He has 33 years of experience in banking and has spent seven of those years at Arvest Bank. Currently, Guinn leads a team of 50 commercial bankers and manages Arvest’s loan portfolios in central, southwest and northwest Arkansas, worth over $1.5 billion.
Guinn resides in Little Rock with his wife, Valencia. He is the father of one daughter and two songs and has one grandson.
In addition, Guinn serves as president of the Central Arkansas Risk Management Association as well as a board member of Baptist Health Foundation, Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K) and TENDAJI Community Development Corporation. He is also a regular presenter at Money Matters, a financial literacy and education program at Saint Mark Baptist Church sponsored by Arvest.
Dean’s Award for Excellence
Drew Holbert, who received his Master of Business Administration from UA Little Rock in 2010, will be honored with the Dean’s Award for Excellence. This award is granted to a graduate in past decade who has demonstrated promise as a leader in the business or nonprofit fields and is serving Little Rock and the university.
Holbert started his career at Colliers International | Arkansas in 2005 as an intern, was named a shareholder in 2013 and a principal in 2015.
Since that time, Colliers Arkansas has grown from 50 employees to 120 employees. Colliers Arkansas was founded in 1971 as Barnes, Quinn, Flake and Anderson, and is the state’s largest commercial real estate, property management and development management firm. Holbert and his wife, Lindsey, live in Little Rock with their three children, Beau, Tess and Violet.