Board of Directors

Rajesh

Rajesh Chokhani

Chairman of the Board
BOND.AI

Jay Chesshir

Jay Chesshir

President and CEO
Little Rock Regional Chamber

Troy Wells

Troy Wells

Chairman-Elect
Baptist Health

Nat Lea

Nat Lea

Treasurer
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Jim Cargill

Jim Cargill

Immediate Past Chairman
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
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

Ron Witherspoon - Arvest

Terms Expiring 2024

Heather Albright - Bank of America
Jessica Flake Dearnley - Flake & Company
Will Ford - Westrock Coffee Company, LLC
Mike Halter - Cadence 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

Ex-Officio
Bobby Brown - Chairman, Little Rock Port Authority
Tad Bohannon - CEO, Central Arkansas Water
Colonel Denny Davies - Commander, 19th Airlift Wing Little Rock Air Force Base

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
Carlos I. Giralt-Cabrales - Ambassador, Mexican Consulate

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
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