Our very own Millie Ward was honored by the Rotary Club of Little Rock with its Business & 

Professional Leader of the Year Award. She also received a Sidney M. Brooks Fellow medal 

and certificate, the highest honor bestowed by the civic organization.

Millie is very much her own Hall of Fame, and we are so very proud of her accomplishments as 

a leader, mentor, colleague and friend! She has been honored by more organizations than we 

can count for her consistent commitment to the Central Arkansas community over the past 

several years. Some of the most notable accolades include being inducted into the University of 

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, named on Arkansas Business’ “Power List” and “Top 100 

Women” lists, named one of Adweek’s “Women to Watch,” named “Woman Business Owner of 

the Year” by the National Association of Women Business Owners, and named “Arkansas Top 

Manager of the Year” by Sales and Marketing Executives International, to only name a few.


When accepting her award she cited one of our 20 Principles, commending the team here at 

Stone Ward: “No. 19 is one of my favorites. It is ‘Do not confuse effort with results.’ There’s no 

bigger thrill or privilege for me than to help good companies get good results and succeed 

because of them.”


Thanks, Millie, but know that we couldn’t have done it without such an 

inspirational leader!