The Faulkner County Leadership Institute will present awards to Bill Hegeman and Cornell Maltbia at its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Centennial Events Center. Tickets are $25 and are available through the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

Cornell Maltbia is the pastor of True Holiness Saints Center. He attended the University of Central Arkansas while assisting his brother in starting and managing Veasley Funeral home. In 1993, Maltbia founded True Holiness Saints Center.

He has served on the boards of United Way of Faulkner County, the Faulkner County Leadership Institute, the University of Central Arkansas Grievance Advisory Board, the Salvation Army of Faulkner County, both the Central Arkansas and Conway Ministerial Alliance, as chaplain for the Conway Police Department and his most recent appointments as chaplain for the Arkansas House of Representatives 87th General Assembly and as commissioner for the Arkansas Martin Luther King Coalition.

He is a 1999 graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute.

Maltbia said, "I was very excited when I heard the news. It’s a very humbling experience to follow in the footsteps of the prior recipients. I have a great love for the Faulkner County Leadership Institute, and I support their vision and what they’re doing in our community to help develop the next generation of leaders."

Hegeman will be recognized with the Faulkner County Leadership Institute Award, which is given to a leader in the community who is not an alumnus of the program. Maltbia is receiving the Dan Nabholz Leadership Award, given to an alumnus who exhibits exemplary leadership in the community.

Hegeman’s professional achievements include serving as Chief Executive Officer of Conway Corporation. He has served on the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as chairman, on the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as chairman of the Conway Planning Commission, and as president of the Conway Development Corporation, as well as numerous other civic organizations. He now serves on the land committee of the CDC, as a member of the board of directors of the Conway Downtown Partnership, and a member of the Metro Little Rock Alliance board of directors.

He has also volunteered in various capacities at St. Joseph Church and the Catholic Knights.

Hegeman said, "I was honored when they called me and told me they were giving me that award. I’ve had the opportunity over the years to speak to the different leadership programs. I’ve got a son, a daughter and a daughter-in-law who’ve been through the program, so it certainly is an honor to accept that award."

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