The new Leadership Arkansas Class includes more than 60 people from across Arkansas, some with Southeast Arkansas ties.
Leadership Arkansas is a program operated by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, according to a news release.
Members of Leadership Arkansas Class XIII are: Ashten Adamson – Riceland Foods, Dina Bates – Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance, Dan Beranek – McClelland Consulting Engineers, Len Blaylock – Bradley County Economic Development Commission, Darrell Boggs – Arkansas811,
Jordan Burgess – Delta Dental of Arkansas, Col. Tom Crimmins – Arkansas Air National Guard, Chip Culpepper, II – Mangan Holcomb Partners, Hollie Cummings – Walmart Inc., Kerrie Diaz – Snyder Environmental,
Chase Dugger – JCD Consulting Services, Bailey Faulkner – Ozark Mission Project Inc., Rebekah Fincher – Conway Regional Health System, William Fletcher – Kinco Constructors LLC, Kent Fonvielle – MISO,
Kristin Garner – Legacy Equipment LLC, Pody Gay – Museum of Discovery, Lisa Gazaway – Gazaway & White Real Estate, Katherine Gentry – Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Anna Beth Gorman – Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Chris Gosnell – Farmers Bank and Trust, Michael Goswami – Rose Law Firm,
Adrienne Griffis – Dover Dixon Horne PLLC, Jordan Hale – University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Burt Hicks – Simmons First Investment Group Inc., Michael Hoggard – Citizens Bank, Kendra Jones – Tyson Foods Inc., David Kelley – Southwest Power Pool,
Kelsey Kelton – Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Chris Knollmeyer – Ben E. Keith Foods, Victoria Lamb – Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Laura Landreaux – Entergy Arkansas Inc., Sarah Lane – Citizens Bank, Margot Lemaster – Northwest Arkansas Council,
Gregg Long – Crafton Tull, Jason ‘J.D.’ McGehee – Office of Congressman Bruce Westerman, Jim McGill – SFI, Vanessa Moody – Office of Senator Tom Cotton, Jaimie Moss – Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLLP, Bob Mouser – Ritter Communications Inc.,
Dr. Keegan Nichols – Arkansas Tech University, Jason Orlicek – Signature Bank of Arkansas, Meredith Pettigrew – Mitchell Communications, Mindy Pipkin – University of Central Arkansas, Dawn Prasifka – Girl Scouts (Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas), Gregg Ratliff – ARcare,
Matt Rickford – Nabholz Construction, Anna Roepcke – Batesville School District, Reggie Rose – Simmons Bank, Jennifer Schalow – Craft Beer Cellar, Payton Smith – Metro Disaster Specialists, Bill Solleder – Visit Hot Springs, Luke Story – Arkansas Broadcasters Association, Nacole Sweeney – City of Harrisburg,
Hilary Trudell – Clinton School of Public Service, Kevin Weldon – Nucor Steel Arkansas, Lea Whitlock – Arkansas Community Foundation, Lawren Wilcox – Garver LLC, Temeka Williams – Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Emily Wood – University of Arkansas and Amiee York – Black Hills Energy.
Co-chairs for Leadership Arkansas Class XIII are Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs and Mark Scott, senior communications manager of Walmart Inc. The vice chair is Kim Lane, chief executive officer of Conductor at Conway.
The class launches its activities Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Red Apple Inn at Heber Springs.
“The mission of Leadership Arkansas is to challenge, inform, inspire and engage current and future business and civic leaders to enhance the economies of – and the communities within – the state of Arkansas,” according to the release.
Leadership Arkansas is a nine-month class program consisting of nine multi-day sessions at locations throughout the state. Leadership Arkansas has educated and engaged more than 600 alumni since its inception in 2005 and represents nearly every Arkansas county, according to the release.
The underwriting sponsor for the 2018-2019 Leadership Arkansas program is The Citizens Bank of Batesville. The presenting sponsor is ARcare. Statewide program sponsors are Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Farm Credit Services of Arkansas, Nucor Steel Arkansas, Southwest Power Pool, and Walmart, according to the release.