Lang Zimmerman

Lang Zimmerman

Lang Zimmerman is a 1985 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering. He is Vice President of Yelcot, a communications company based in Mountain Home, Arkansas, providing high-speed broadband internet, local exchange telephone, security services, and cable television over fiber networks to a multi-county area of north-central Arkansas.

He also co-founded and has been the Managing Partner of Big Creek Golf & Country Club since 1998.

Zimmerman received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas College of Engineering in 2005.

He has served on the University of Arkansas College of Engineering’s Dean’s Advisory Council since 2018.

Zimmerman has served as a member of Industry Advisory Board of the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas since 2011.

He was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing in 2012 and is also a member of the University of Arkansas Chapter of the Academy.

Zimmerman has been a member of the board of directors for Baxter Regional Medical Center since 2016 and served as Chairman 2020-2021.

In 2011, Governor Mike Beebe appointed Zimmerman as a commissioner on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and to an additional four-year term. Governor Asa Hutchinson has subsequently appointed him to two additional four-year terms, the second of which expires in 2026. Zimmerman is also a board member of the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation as well as the Arkansas Industrial and Economic Development Foundation.

He is a long-time board member and two-time past President (2000 & 2016) of the Arkansas Telecommunications Association. He has also served the ATA for over 20 years as Chairman of its Legislative & Regulatory Committee.

In 2004, Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Zimmerman to the Arkansas Deaf and Hearing Impaired Telecommunications Services Corporation. Governor Huckabee reappointed Zimmerman in 2006, and Governor Mike Beebe reappointed him in 2009. Zimmerman served as President from 2009-2011 when he resigned to accept the AEDC appointment.

Locally he has served on the board of directors of the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce.

He's a long-time member of Arkansas State University - Mountain Home’s Performing Arts Committee that programs events into the college’s event center.

Zimmerman is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Mountain Home, and served as President in 2002-2003. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

Zimmerman is a charter member of the John Updike Society and serves as a panelist for Golf Digest’s course rankings.

He has two adult children: Sloane Zimmerman, M.D., who is a pediatric GI physician at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston; and Richard Zimmerman who is a CPA in Fayetteville.