Johnny Hudson has a long tradition with Henderson and is a member of the Henderson State University Academy Class of 2002 and the School of Business Hall of Fame. He was appointed to the Henderson State Board of Trustees in 2006 by Governor Mike Huckabee and currently serves as Chair.
Hudson was born in Grapevine but moved to Arkadelphia at age 14. He graduated from Arkadelphia High School in 1963 and attended Henderson four years, graduating with a BSBA degree with a major in accounting. His career began at Russell Brown and Company, where he began as a staff accountant and eventually became partner at the firm..
Hudson is managing partner of Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP, an accounting firm he helped form in 1987 based on strong accounting morals and value to the masses. He has been instrumental in the growth of the firm. The company now has 29 accountants on staff and six administrative support personnel.
In serving the public for more than 30 years, Hudson has gained special experience and training in many areas. His most valuable expertise lies in construction, farming and farming related, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, retail, transportation and banking.
He serves as a consultant to business and personal clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, investments, retirement planning, financial forecasting, successor ownership and management planning, administrative consulting services, microcomputer consulting services, business start up, new venture formation, and fraud and investigative services.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In the past, Hudson has served as a member of the CARTI Foundation fundraising committee, finance and dues committee member of Associated General Contactors, treasurer and board member of Pleasant Valley Country Club, and Arkansas Diabetes Association board member.
Hudson is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He and wife Charlotte have two adult children, Kristen and Kevin.