Stephens Inc. Announces Multi-Year Sponsorships of PGA Golfers Andrew Landry and Austin Cook
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--Today Stephens Inc., an independent financial services firm, announced that it has expanded its golf brand ambassador program with the sponsorships of PGA Tour members, Andrew Landry and Austin Cook. They join golfer David Lingmerth as Stephens representatives. All three golfers played on the collegiate level at the University of Arkansas, in Stephens’ home state.
As part of the multi-year agreement, both golfers will wear the Stephens logo on their golf shirts during tournament play. In addition, they will participate in corporate events, as well as select advertising and social media.
Landry grew up in Port Neches, Texas. While at Fayetteville, he was a three-time All-American. He turned pro in 2009 and played his rookie year on the PGA Tour during the 2015-2016 season. In 2016, he qualified for his first major, the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, where he was in the final pairing on Sunday. This past April, he won the Valero Texas Open, his first victory on the PGA Tour. He is currently ranked 78 th in the world and finished the 2017-2018 season ranked 37 th on the FedEx Cup.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cook was a two-time Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In 2014, he went pro and joined the PGA Tour in 2017. During his first year on tour he won his first PGA Tour at the RSM Classic and recently competed in the British Open. He is currently ranked 101 st in the world and finished his first season ranked 38 th on the FedEx Cup.
“Throughout my life, I have steadfastly believed that the game of golf instills a code of honor that directly translates to every aspect of life, whether in business or elsewhere,” said Warren Stephens, President and CEO of Stephens Inc. “Therefore, I have found it increasingly important to support the game as much as possible as I have seen the positive impact it can have on young people, especially in the state of Arkansas. I am thrilled to have Andrew Landry and Austin Cook join David Lingmerth as brand ambassadors. They are not only fine players, but fine men and all of us at Stephens look forward to being a part of their successes.”
“I am thrilled to begin this marketing partnership with Stephens,” said Landry. “I am truly honored and proud to represent the brand and look forward to the future as a member of the larger Stephens family.”
“I am proud to represent Stephens, a company in which I share mutual values and a deep appreciation for our hometown of Little Rock. I feel honored to have their support and look forward to representing them on the tour,” shared Cook.
About Stephens Inc.
Stephens Inc. is an independent financial services firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com.
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