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Officers

Chairman - Kevin Crass (Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP)

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

Chairman Elect - Ronnie Dedman (AT&T)

Treasurer - John Burgess (Mainstream Technologies)

Immediate Past Chairman - Cathy Tuggle (Apartment Hunters)

 

Executive Committee

Chairman, Economic Development - Laura Landreaux (Entergy Arkansas)

Chairman, Membership - Jim Cargill (Arvest Bank)

Chairman, Advocacy - Ruth Whitney (inVeritas)

Vice Chairman, Communications - Nat Lea (WEHCO Media, Inc.)

Vice Chairman, Education & Workforce - Patrick Schueck (Lexicon, Inc.)

Vice Chairman, Public Safety - Lynn Wright (Regions Bank)

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

Vice Chairman, Transportation & Infrastructure - Curtis Barnett (Arkansas Blue and Cross Blue Shield)

Vice Chairman, Community Development - Troy Wells (Baptist Health)

President, Fifty for the Future (ex-officio) - William Clark (Clark Contractors)

At Large - Marcy Doderer (Arkansas Children's)

At Large - Rajesh Chokhani (Welspun Tubular, LLC)

 

Senior Council

Cathy Tuggle (Apartment Hunters) - 2018

John Riggs - 2017

Jeff Hathaway (Hathaway Group) - 2016

Van Tilbury (East-Harding Construction) - 2015

Gary Smith (Glass Erectors) - 2014

French Hill (Congressman, 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas) - 2013

 

 

Board of Directors

Terms Expiring 2019

Hunter Bale - Bale Chevrolet Company

Nick Brown - Southwest Power Pool

Dumas Garrett - De Wafelbakkers, LLC

Susan Reynolds - The Janet Jones Company

Paul Rivera - Caterpillar, Inc.

Rodney Showmar - Arkansas Federal Credit Union

David Surguine - McLarty Auto Group

Chris White - Simmons Bank

 

Terms Expiring 2020

State Rep. Charles Blake - CenArk Transportation LLC

Kent Fonvielle - MISO Energy

John Harris - Coulson Oil Company, Inc.

Robin Miller - Coldwell Banker RPM

Ben Noble - Riceland Foods

Gary Parrish - Parrish Delivery Services

John Rutledge - First Security Bank

Gordon Silaski - Centennial Bank

 

Terms Expiring 2021

Chad Aduddell - CHI St. Vincent

Justin Allen - Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Robin Connell - PLANTation Services

Donnie Cook - Bank of America

Brandon Morris - Union Pacific Railroad

Greg Purtle - Georg Fischer Harvel LLC

Marcus Wallace - AdvantaClean Environmental of Central Arkansas

Alfred Williams - BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.

 

 

Ex-Officio

Bobby Acklin, Superintendent, North Little Rock School District

Tad Bohannon - CEO, Central Arkansas Water

Bryan Day - Executive Director, Little Rock Port Authority

Col. Gerald Donohue - Commander, 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base

Dr. Margaret A. Ellibee - President, UA Pulaski Technical College

Gretchen Hall - Chief Executive Officer, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Melissa Hendricks - Chairman, Little Rock Port Authority

Gabe Holmstrom - Executive Director, Downtown Little Rock Partnership

Hon. Barry Hyde - County Judge, Pulaski County

Chris Johnson - Chairman, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Lewis - Chairman, The Ambassadors

Ronald Mathieu - Executive Director, Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport

Dr. Charles McNulty - Superintendent, Pulaski County Special School District

Bruce Moore - City Manager, City of Little Rock

Dr. Cam Patterson - Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Capi Peck - Chairman, Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission

Michael Poore - Superintendent, Little Rock School District

Rodolfo Quilantán-Arenas - Consul General, Mexican Consulate

Greg Ramon - Manager, Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

Dr. Andrew Rogerson - Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Hon. Frank Scott, Mayor, City of Little Rock

Ralph Shoptaw - President/General Manager, Arkansas Livestock Show Association

Hon. Joe Smith - Mayor, City of North Little Rock

Dr. Roderick Smothers - President, Philander Smith College

Rhonna Wade - Chairman, Create Little Rock

 

 

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