A lifelong Springdale resident, Gary began with George’s working summers in the family business. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1972 with a degree in Business Administration and began working for George’s. He was appointed President in 1980.

Gary has ingrained himself into the state of Arkansas through various Boards and philanthropic efforts. He served first as a Board member from 1979-1984 of the Arkansas Poultry Federation and then President from 1982-1983, was founding President of Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute from 1983-1987 and a Board member from 1987-1991 and 1993-1995; Commissioner of the Springdale Water and Sewer Department (1984-1998) and then Chairman from 1998-2004 as well as Commissioner of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission (1985-1988). From 1995 to 2005 he served on the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and was Chairman of the Board in 2004-2005.  Gary received the Cornerstone Award from Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation in 2013 and was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2015. In 2017, Mr. George was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for Northwest Arkansas National Philanthropic Day. 

Currently, Gary serves as Chairman of George’s, Inc. and Legacy National Bank. He also serves on the boards of JB Hunt, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and Arkansas Children’s Northwest. He and his wife Robin have 4 children and 11 grandchildren.

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