Our Team

Founders

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Steuart Walton
Co-Founder

Steuart Walton

Tom Walton
Co-Founder

Tom Walton

Co-Founder

Steuart Walton

Steuart L. Walton is the co-founder of Runway Group, a holding company that invests in real estate, hospitality and other businesses in Northwest Arkansas. He is the founder and chairman of Game Composites, LLC., a company that designs and builds small composite aircraft. Steuart serves on the board of directors of Walmart, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

In 2020, Steuart was appointed Chairman of the Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force to lead the re-opening of businesses in the wake of the state’s COVID-19 crisis response. He previously worked in London for Allen & Overy, LLP, and Walmart’s international division, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Steuart holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Born in Bentonville, Arkansas, Steuart’s philanthropic efforts support his hometown and state.

Co-Founder

Tom Walton

Tom Walton is the co-founder of Runway Group, a Bentonville, Arkansas-based holding company. Committed to making Arkansas the best place to live, Runway investments include real estate, outdoor initiatives, hospitality, and aviation. He is also Chairman of the Walton Family Foundation Home Region Program.

Born and raised in Bentonville, Tom spends his time giving back through regional investments and philanthropy. Through Runway, personal support, and the Walton Family Foundation’s Home Region Program, Tom plays an important role in revitalizing Northwest Arkansas downtown areas with a desire to create collaborative spaces for the region’s growing population.

Tom is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and resides in Bentonville with his wife Olivia and their two daughters.

Executive Leadership Team

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Chris Seay PS
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Seay

Landon Lee PS
CFO

Landon Lee

Brenda Anderson PS
Chief Strategy Officer

Brenda Anderson

Scott King PS
Chief Experience Officer

Scott King

Krista Cupp
Vice President, Community Affairs

Krista Cupp

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Seay

CFO

Landon Lee

Chief Strategy Officer

Brenda Anderson

Since its inception, Brenda has served as the Director of Real Estate Development for Blue Crane. Blue Crane provides real estate services to entities focused on development of in Northwest Arkansas. Blue Crane projects are designed to provide unique hospitality, food and beverage, entertainment, commercial and residential experiences in downtown neighborhoods. Prior to her tenure with Blue Crane, Brenda spent 15 years as the Executive Director of Community Development Corporation (CDC), Bentonville/Bella Vista, Inc.

The CDC is a local non- profit focused on providing affordable housing and housing with services for the elderly. During Brenda’s tenure, the CDC developed the first licensed assisted-living facility in Arkansas, as well as the first housing cooperative in the state. Brenda’s work experience also includes more than a decade working in municipal and county planning. Brenda is past President of Downtown Bentonville, Inc., and was a founding member of NWA Land Trust; she currently serves on the ULI Northwest Executive Committee as the Chair for Mission Advancement, is the Secretary of the Downtown Springdale Alliance, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the newly formed Workforce Housing Center at the NWA Council.

Chief Experience Officer

Scott King

Vice President, Community Affairs

Krista Cupp

Krista Cupp is Director of Communications for Runway Group in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she is responsible for communications and marketing across Runway’s businesses, investments and executive leadership.

Her previous roles include Vice President of The Herald Group, a public affairs agency in Washington D.C.; Corporate Identity and Executive Communications lead for Tyson Foods; and Senior Elections and Grassroots Coordinator for the National Rifle Association. She also served as Communications Specialist for U.S. Senator Kit Bond.

Krista sits on the Leadership Circle for the Independent Women’s Forum and is a member of the Arthur Page Society. She grew up in Missouri and earned a political science degree from William Jewell College.

Krista is active in her church’s women’s ministry and is a firm believer in servant leadership. She enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, jogging, and being on the water. She married her high school sweetheart Cameron and lives in Bentonville with her two children.

Our Team

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Mike Abb PS
Creative Director

Mike Abb

Katie Altland x
Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Katie Altland

Jordan Bearden
Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

Jordan Bearden

Mary Robin Casteel
Director of State & Federal Affairs

Mary Robin Casteel

Jeannette Craiin
Director of Accounting and Group Controller

Jeannette Crain

Ben Cross PS
Bike Culture Manager

Ben Cross

Stevie Emmons
Digital Content Manager

Stevie Emmons

JT Geren PS
Deputy Director, Communications & Marketing

JT Geren

Derek Hill
Asset / Warehouse Manager

Derek Hill

Allison Horis
Executive Assistant

Allison Horris

Ethan Hunter SA
Policy Analyst

Ethan Hunter

Maya Kushmaul x
Manager, Finance and Operations

Maya Kushmaul

Vera Morales PS
Director of Human Resources

Vera Morales

Lori ODell PS
Accountant

Lori O’Dell

Katie Parsons
Director, Regional Affairs

Katie Parsons

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Digital Strategist

Jack Pate

Lulu Peredo
Local Outreach Manager

Lulu Peredo

Jordan Schroeder
Bike Culture Mechanic

Jordan Schroeder

Angela Spearrs
Executive Assistant

Angela Spears

Tayor Young
Bike Culture Mechanic / Concierge

Taylor Young

Creative Director

Mike Abb

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Katie Altland

Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

Jordan Bearden

Director of State & Federal Affairs

Mary Robin Casteel

Director of Accounting and Group Controller

Jeannette Crain

Bike Culture Manager

Ben Cross

Digital Content Manager

Stevie Emmons

Deputy Director, Communications & Marketing

JT Geren

Asset / Warehouse Manager

Derek Hill

Executive Assistant

Allison Horris

Policy Analyst

Ethan Hunter

Manager, Finance and Operations

Maya Kushmaul

Director of Human Resources

Vera Morales

Accountant

Lori O’Dell

Director, Regional Affairs

Katie Parsons

Digital Strategist

Jack Pate

Local Outreach Manager

Lulu Peredo

Bike Culture Mechanic

Jordan Schroeder

Executive Assistant

Angela Spears

Bike Culture Mechanic / Concierge

Taylor Young