Department Head, Business Degree Completion
Department Head, Degree Completion Business
Associate Professor of Business
M.B.A., University of Colorado
B.S., John Brown University
2000 West University St
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
P (479) 524-7264
Sam has 25 years of management and financial industry experience, working in the banking industry in commercial lending and serving as the President/CEO/ CFO of a large utility contracting firm. His experiences include working through the financial and managerial challenges for small, mid and larger business enterprises in a private and public forum both as a banker/lender/consultant and in a management role. He has led contracting initiatives with the United States Air Force and large public utilities including Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Sierra Pacific Power and San Diego Gas and Electric as well as smaller municipal owned entities. As a banker he has worked with hundreds of commercial enterprises and high net worth individuals in filling their lending and investment needs in the commercial, agricultural, industrial and real estate sectors.
From 1991-2001 Sam led Environmental Professional Associates (EPA) from sales of $500K and 15 employees to annual revenues of $20M with approximately 300 employees becoming, in the process, a top 10 national specialty contractor in the Utility Line Clearance contracting sector for power-based utilities. In 1998 Sam marketed, negotiated and closed the sale of EPA, Ltd. to Quanta Services (PWR), a leading provider of utility and telecommunications contracting services and continued as president of the acquired firm for a an additional four-year transition period.
In 2001 Sam left EPA and Quanta to pursue his passion for teaching. During the last 12 years he has served in both a private Christian secondary school as well as higher education where he taught business-related courses for William Jessup University (WJU). In 2007 Sam was asked to take the role as Director of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) for WJU and put his business and investment experience to work overseeing this important department for the university.
In August, Sam returned to his alma mater to assume the role of Department Head for Business Degree Completion. He is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD).