LGLR Class XXXIX Graduation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 23, 2024) – Fifty-two community leaders walked across the stage Wednesday as they celebrated successfully graduating from the 39th class of Leadership Greater Little Rock (LGLR).

Established in 1985, LGLR is a nine-month community leadership program created by the Little Rock Regional Chamber. It is designed to develop effective leaders by enhancing their civic, social, and professional awareness to positively impact our community.

“This has been an incredible year getting to witness this group learn and grow together as they have been immersed into all aspects of our community,” said Kellen Davis, Executive Director of Leadership Greater Little Rock. “The LGLR program has a storied history of producing incredible leaders, and I have no doubt that Class XXXIX will carry the mantle.”

This year’s class is chaired by Suzanne Peyton, Director of Properties, Planning & Development at the Clinton Airport and co-chaired by Billy Roehrenbeck, Owner of Pulaski County Title. Both are graduates of LGLR.

“From the trailblazers that came before us to the trails that we blaze today, excellence has been our guiding star steering us toward meaningful impact. As we stand at this present moment, we are a testament to the power of connection and collaboration. Through LGLR, we reignited old friendships and formed new bonds with leaders who inspire and challenge us,” said Ashley McBride with AARP Arkansas who was chosen as this year’s class speaker.

Participants met every month at a different Central Arkansas location to explore topics through expert speakers, panelists, tours, and group presentations.

The graduates of Class XXIX are:

Andy BinghamRepresenting the Rotaract Club of Little Rock, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Little Rock

Ashley D. McBride
AARP Arkansas

Bailey Newcomb Faulkner
Ozark Mission Project

Beau McNeff
Arkansas Children’s

Bjorn K. Simmons
Winrock International

Brandi Legate
Dassault Falcon Jet

Brock Holman
Baptist Health

Caleb D. Hollinger
Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP

Cara Butler
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Caroline Kent
Stone Ward

Chris Arnold
Hope, O’Dwyer, Wilson, & Arnold, P.A.

Courtney Brown
City Year Little Rock

Daniel Collier
Arkansas Department of Education

Daniel Zimmerebner

Dannia Ashley

David Michael
Bank of America

David Wasson
Entergy Arkansas

Drew Moffitt

Drew Westlake
Nabholz Construction

Edwin Hankins IV
McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Elizabeth Smith

Erica Loftis
Regions Bank

Foster Pollock
VCC Construction

Jared Landrum

Jerome Sorensen
WER Architects

Joe Eick
Copper Well Retreat

John Whisnant
Relyance Bank

Josh Nguyen
The Venture Center

Kaley Tucker
Kelley Commercial Partners

Kenetta Hill Ridgell
Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

Kevin Watson
First Horizon Bank

Kimberlee Shaffer Kirkman
Arkansas Hospice Foundation

Laura Elizabeth Gressler
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Marie Boone
Little Rock School District

Marvin Covington Jr.
M. Covington Properties LLC

Mary DeLoney Logan
Junior League of Little Rock

MaryScott Polk Timmis
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Matt Stewart
Mainstream Technologies

Matthew Jira
Westrock Coffee Company

Melanie Browning

Melissa Glidden
Capital Sotheby’s International Realty

Nate Fells
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Nicole Hemme
Group Five West Marketing & Advertising

Raven L. Lawson
Central Arkansas Water

Ricky Williams
First Security Bank

Robbie Wilson
Attorney’s Title Group

Ryan J. Smith
Rose Law Firm

Ryan Miller
Arkansas Foodbank

Steven Grandfield
Lexicon, Inc.

Susan Richards
HoganTaylor LLP

Tiffany Barger
Simmons Bank

Wes Coleman
Entegrity Energy Partners, LLC

Leadership Greater Little Rock is always looking to help train community leaders on local public policy issues and concerns. You can apply for the upcoming 2024-2025 Class by clicking here.

About Little Rock Regional Chamber

The Little Rock Regional Chamber is the principal business-driven leadership organization responsible for fostering the economic growth and development of the Little Rock region to ensure that business and industry may operate profitably and enhance the earning opportunities and quality of life for every citizen.