Melissa Snell, vice president-business development for Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory, was recognized by Arkansas Business Magazine at a luncheon honoring the year’s top 40 young business and political leaders. Snell was added to the prestigious “40 Under 40” list through nomination by the magazine’s readers and subsequent selection by the editors.
“The next 30 years will be a very challenging economic environment. You are going to have to excel in a very tough environment… Our state and our country desperately need you to be a generation of great Arkansans and Americans,” George Gleason, chief executive officer of Bank of the Ozarks and keynote speaker at the event, state in a press release.
Up-and-coming Arkansans under 40 years of age chosen for the honor were also recognized by U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, who entered their names into the Congressional Record.
Snell joined the firm as a marketing coordinator in 1999, after earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in marketing from Baylor University. She has also earned an MBA from Webster University.