2024 Board Members

Colea Blann

Colea Blann


Ryan Stephens

Ryan Stephens

Engel & Volkers

Chelsea Boozer

Chelsea Boozer

Immediate Past-Chairman
Rogue Water Lab

Communications Chair: Diego Morales Ibarra, DIMORI Services, LLC

Programming Co-Chairs: Ross Burnett, Merrill Lynch
James Larakers, Pro Benefits Group

Land in the Rock Co-Chairs: Hector Balada, Arkansas Department of Health
Keith Marks, AON

PopUp in the Rock Co-Chairs: Josiah Johnson, Apptegy
Nikki Crane, studioMAIN representative

At Large Board Members
Connor Martz, Encompass Financial Partners
Skye Martin, Army Corp of Engineers
Tania Martinez Chavez, ASBTDC
Itzel Velazquez, FORGE, Inc.
Mike Harris, IKARUS Youth Outreach Program
Brandon Thompson,Taggart Architects
Jared Landrum, BOND.AI
Scott Carroll, Arkansas Business
Ciara Mills, Arkansas Geological Survey

Looking to get involved? Create Little Rock has 4 committees you can join.  Learn about them below, and email the committee chair to get on the list.  Committee meeting schedules are determined by each of the committee chairs.

PopUp in the Rock
Organizes and implements our annual PopUp in the Rock project in partnership with studioMAIN.  To learn more about PopUp, visit our PopUp in the Rock page.

Responsible for selecting speakers for our Unplugged Speaker Series and other programming throughout the year, and for facilitating Serve the Rock and Crew at the Zoo.

Land in the Rock
Organizes and implements our annual Land in the Rock summer program designed to entertain interns, law clerks and medical residents who are here for the summer and demonstrate to them what Little Rock has to offer. These events are also for young professionals who have recently moved to Little Rock. To see last summer’s schedule, visit our Land in the Rock page.

Be501.com  was conceived by the Economic Development Committee of Create Little Rock’s Think Big Little Rock initiative. It’s designed to be a one-stop shop for things to do in the Little Rock Region. It’s in its beta phase while we build up a committee of volunteers to regularly contribute upcoming events and activities to the site. If you’d like to be an influencer, email createlittlerock@gmail.com.

Kellen Davis

Ready to get involved with the chamber's young professionals?

Contact Buckley O'Mell
VP of Advocacy