ROGERS, Arkansas - Crafton Tull added David Ganoung of Harps Food Stores and Martine Pollard of Mercy Health of Northwest Arkansas as independent members to its board of directors on January 7, 2021.
In 2019, Crafton Tull sold 100% of its stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The process preserved local ownership and included the addition of two independent board members. The current internal leadership structure of the firm remains unchanged.
“We are so excited to have David and Martine join our board of directors, having known both of them for many years. They fit our culture of service to clients, and they are both exceptional members of our community,” said Matt Crafton, President and CEO of Crafton Tull.
Ganoung is Vice President of Marketing at Harps Food Stores, the largest employee-owned company headquartered in Arkansas, and 20th largest in the United States.
“After knowing both the Crafton and Tull families for so many years, and knowing the quality in which the organization stands for, it will be both an honor and a pleasure to serve on their board,” Ganoung said.
Pollard is Executive Director of Community, Government & Public Relations at Mercy Health of Northwest Arkansas. Martine has been recognized by peers for her work and commitment to improving the quality of life for communities, including being part of the inaugural class of Women in Business by Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
“I’ve been close to the Crafton Tull team for a long time and think highly of them and the work they do. I am truly humbled and honored to have been asked and serve as a member of the Crafton Tull Board of Directors,” Pollard said.
Crafton Tull employs more than 200 people and offers civil engineering, architecture, surveying, landscape architecture, planning, and environmental services. Founded in 1963, the firm has offices located throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is one of three 100% employee-owned companies headquartered in Arkansas.
Crafton Tull provides its services to both public and private clients, including cities, departments of transportation, school districts and universities, healthcare providers, industries, energy companies, and land developers.