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Academy of Achievement Frank Hickingbotham

Frank D. Hickingbotham

Inducted 1993

Frank D. Hickingbotham is the Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer pf TCBY Enterprises, Inc. TCBY is the world’s largest franchisor, licensor, and operator of retail stores specializing in frozen yogurt products and has over 2000 locations in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries with system wide sales in 1992 of over 300 million dollars.

Mr. Hickingbotham is also Chairman of the Board and owner of FDH Bancshares, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, with over $250,000,000 in assets.

Mr. Hickingbotham is a native of McGhee, Arkansas. He is a member of the National Advisory Board of First Commercial Bank; a member of Fifty for the Future in Little Rock; a member of the American Studies National Advisory Board of Harding University; and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. He is a charter member of the Board of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center and a member of the Ouachita Baptist University Development Council.

Mr. Hickingbotham is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. In 1986, he received from the University Alumni Association, the Alumni Association Achievement and Merit Award and in 1991 received the University Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 1986 he received the Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Arkansas Chapter of The National Society of Fund Raising Executives. In 1991, Mr. Hickingbotham received the Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI) Excellence in Marketing Award. In 1989, he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Ouachita Baptist University and in 1992 Ouachita Baptist University announced the establishment of the Hickingbotham School of Business.