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Chairman - Rajesh Chokhani (BOND.AI)

President & CEO - Jay Chesshir, President & CEO (Little Rock Regional Chamber)

Treasurer - Nat Lea, (WEHCO Media, Inc.)

Chairman-Elect - Troy Wells (Baptist Health)

Immediate Past Chairman - Jim Cargill (Back Porch Consulting)

Executive Committee

Chairman, Economic Development - Laura Landreaux (Entergy Arkansas)

Chairman, Membership - Robin Connell (leafscape)

Chairman, Advocacy - Robin Miller (Coldwell Banker RPM Group, RPM Group)

Vice Chairman, Communications - David Surguine (McLarty Auto Group)

Vice Chairman, Education & Workforce - Ruth Whitney, (inVeritas)

Vice Chairman, Public Safety - Patrick Schueck (Lexicon, Inc.)

Vice Chairman, Small Business - Anthony Brooks (Platinum Drywall)

Vice Chairman, Transportation & Infrastructure - Barbara Sugg (Southwest Power Pool)

Vice Chairman, Community Development - Dexter Doyne (Doyne Construction Company, Inc.)

President, Fifty for the Future (ex-officio) - Lisa Ferrell (Rockwater Village & Marina)

At Large - Daryl Brown, (MISO Energy)

At Large - Gordon Silaski, (Centennial Bank)

Senior Council (Past Chairmen)

John Burgess (Mainstream Technologies) - 2021
Ronnie Dedman (AT&T Arkansas) - 2020
Kevin Crass (Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP) - 2019
Cathy Tuggle (Apartment Hunters) - 2018
John Riggs (Red Head Farm LLC) - 2017

Board of Directors

Terms Expiring 2023

Rodney Abston - Regions Bank
Ron Witherspoon - Arvest
Curtis Barnett - Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Michele Beasley - Telcoe Federal Credit Union
Scot Davis - Arkansas Urology
John Harris - Coulson Oil Company, Inc.
Jay Meador - First Horizon
Sam Walls III - Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

Terms Expiring 2024

Heather Albright - Bank of America
Jessica Flake Dearnley - Flake & Company
Will Ford - Westrock Coffee
Mike Halter - Cadence Bank/Insurance
Julie McCallister - ECCI
Mary Parham - J. Kelly Referrals & Information Services
Carlton Saffa - Saracen Casino Resort
Rob Strickland - Georg Fischer Harvel LLC

Terms Expiring 2025

Hunter Bale - Bale Chevrolet Company
Susan Desselle - Capital Sotheby’s International
Anika Dixon - Goss Management & Realty
Bobby Gosser - Baldwin & Shell Construction
Chris Heitzmann - Caterpillar Inc.
Wes Martin - Hathaway Group
Kristin Merlo - Delta Dental of Arkansas
Chris White - Simmons Bank


José Aguilar - Deputy Consul, Mexican Consulate
Bobby Brown - Chairman, Little Rock Port Authority
Tad Bohannon - CEO, Central Arkansas Water
Bryan Day - Executive Director, Little Rock Port Authority
Marcy Doderer - President & CEO, Arkansas Children’s
Dr. Christina Drale - Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Gina Gemberling - Chief Executive Officer, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dr. Jerome Green - Chairman, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
Hon. Terry Hartwick - Mayor, City of North Little Rock
Gabe Holmstrom - Executive Director, Downtown Little Rock Partnership
Dr. Summer DeProw - Chancellor, UA Pulaski Technical College
Hon. Barry Hyde - County Judge, Pulaski County
Jim Keet = Chairman, Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission
Colonel Damon M. Knarr = Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
Chelsea Boozer - Chairman, Create Little Rock
Bryan Malinowski - Executive Director, Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport
Dr. Calvin McFadden, Sr. - President, Arkansas Baptist College
Dr. Charles McNulty - Superintendent, Pulaski County Special School District
Bruce Moore - City Manager, City of Little Rock
Colonel Angela F. Ochoa - Commander, 19th Airlift Wing Little Rock Air Force Base
Dr. Cam Patterson - Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Gregory J. Pilewski - Superintendent, North Little Rock School District
Dr. Jermall Wright - Superintendent, Little Rock School District
Greg Ramon - Manager, Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority
Hon. Frank Scott - Mayor, City of Little Rock
Dr. Roderick Smothers - President, Philander Smith College
Drew Tessier - Union Pacific Railroad
Andre Webster - 2022 Ambassador of the Year
Tiffany Wilkerson - President/General Manager, Arkansas Livestock Show Association

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