North Little Rock, Arkansas
Utility executive Jerry Maulden credits much of his success to a key energy source – membership in a Boys & Girls Club. There he learned the leadership skills that created his “inner drive to do more than is required. With every job I ever had, I took pride in doing more than the person I was working for expected.” Born in a poor rural county of Arkansas, Maulden worked his way through college to become an executive in the electrical utility industry, holding a variety of managerial positions with Arkansas Power & Light and Entergy Corporation. He has remained active with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, serving as a national trustee.