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The Board of Directors for Economics Arkansas is a liaison of statewide leaders representing the business, education, agriculture and government sectors. The board members are elected to a three-year term and are dedicated to promoting and supporting economic education in Arkansas.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary on 2012, Economics Arkansas recognized individuals who have served on the board for 25 years or longer as Lifetime Board Members.

Board position
Name and Title
Organization
Location
Chair
David Humphrey, VP Investor Relations
ArcBest Corporation
Fort Smith
President
Michael Poore, Superintendent
Bentonville School District
Bentonville
Vice-Chair
Randy Zook, President & CEO
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Little Rock
Vice-President
Dr. Laura Bednar, Deputy Superintendent
Pulaski County Special School District
Little Rock
Immediate Past Chair
Ray Hobbs, President & CEO
Daisy Outdoor Products
Rogers
Immediate Past President
Dr. Kieth Williams
Retired K-12 Superintendent
Beebe
Treasurer
Debbie Robinson, Audit Senior Manager
Priddy & Holifield, PA CPAs
North Little Rock
Secretary
Kimberly Williams, VP Investments
Monk, Mitchell & Williams Group
Little Rock
Vice-President of Agriculture
David Walt
Camp David Farm Partnership
Dumas
Vice-President of Business & Industry
Lou Graham, Associate Vice-President
Morgan Stanley
Little Rock
Vice-President of Government
Senator Bruce Maloch
State Senator
Magnolia
Vice-President of Education
Johnny Key, Associate VP-University Relations
University of Arkansas Systems
Little Rock
Executive Committee Members:




Donald J. Cook, President, Central Arkansas
Bank of America
Little Rock

Andy Guffey, Coordinator-Education & Agriculture
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Little Rock

Bob Harper, Superintendent
Monticello School District
Monticello

Robert Hopkins, Regional Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Little Rock Branch
Little Rock

Dr. Matt McClure, Chief Learning & Financial Officer
Cross County School District
Cherry Valley

Bruce Munro, CEO
Munro & Company
Hot Springs

Bill Reed, VP Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Riceland Foods, Inc.
Stuttgart

Chuck Spohn, President
Media and More Consulting
Little Rock

Dr. Jane Wayland, Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business
College of Business - UALR
Little Rock

Dr. Charles L. Welch, President
Arkansas State University System
Little Rock
Board Members:




A. Heath Abshure, Commissioner
Arkansas Securities Department
Little Rock

Rob Bell, Principal
Eric, Rob & Isaac
Little Rock

Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, President
University of Arkansas System
Little Rock

Bob Boehmler, Executive Vice-President
ARVEST Benton County
Bentonville

Jay Bradford, Commissioner
Arkansas Insurance Department
Little Rock

Shane Broadway, Director
AR Dept. of Higher Education
Little Rock

Bob L. Burns, Chairman/CEO
Farmers Bank & Trust
Magnolia

Lindsay Carter, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Little Rock

Rep. Ann Clemmer
State Representative
Benton

John F. Dews
Banker
Hot Springs

Rep. Dan Douglas
State Representative
Bentonville

David K. Dunn, President
Capitol Partners LLC
Little Rock

Dr. Margaret Ellibee, President
Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock

John Erck, Sr. Director of Development & External Relations
Sam M. Walton College of Business, UA
Fayetteville

Melinda Faubel, Director-External Affairs
AT&T Arkansas
Little Rock

James C. Fourmy, Jr., Senior Vice-President
First National Bank
Fort Smith

Dr. Benny L. Gooden, Superintendent
Fort Smith Public Schools
Fort Smith

Dr. Jerry Guess, Superintendent
Pulaski County Special School District
Little Rock

Greg Hale, Partner
The Markham Group
Little Rock

Bob Hamilton, Principal
Bean Hamilton Corporate Benefits
Little Rock

Andrew Harper, Jr., Executive Vice President
Bank of the Ozarks
Little Rock

C. E. (Ned) Hendrix III, CEO
Horatio State Bank
Horatio

William R. (Bill) Holmes, President and CEO
Arkansas Bankers Association
Little Rock

Polly M. Jackson
Retired Educator
Conway

Amy Johnson, Senior Vice-President
Simmons First National Bank
Pine Bluff

Dr. Glendell Jones, Jr., President
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia

Jay Jones, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
UA Monticello
Monticello

Luke Kasten, Territory Sales Leader
State Farm Insurance
Little Rock

Jennifer Krafsky, VP-Human Resources
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Bentonville

Randy Lawson, President
Lawco Energy Company
Bentonville

Senator Uvalde Lindsey
State Senator
Fayetteville

Rep. Fred Love
State Representative
Little Rock

A. Wyckliff Nisbet, Jr., Tax Partner
Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP
Little Rock

Magen Olive, Director-Equity Plans & Legal Services
Murphy USA
El Dorado

Dr. Tony Prothro, Executive Director
AR School Boards Association
Little Rock

Dr. David Rankin, President
Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia

Allison Richardson, SVP-Finance & Administration
Communications Supply Service Association
Little Rock

Kathryn Robinson, Master Economics Teacher
Chaffin Junior High School
Fort Smith

Dr. Jim D. Rollins, Superintendent
Springdale School District
Springdale

Senator David Sanders
State Senator
Little Rock

Michael Stafford, Principal
CEG Partners
Little Rock

Dr. Dexter Suggs, Superintendent
Little Rock School District
Little Rock

Diane Tatum
Arkansas Business & Educators Alliance
White Hall

Grant Tennille, Executive Director
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
Little Rock

Dr. Lisa Toms, Dean
SAU College of Business
Magnolia

Dr. Arthur Tucker, Superintendent
Brinkley Public Schools
Brinkley

Douglas Vann, Master Economics Teacher
Bryant High School
Bryant

Lee Vent, Superintendent
Clarendon School District
Clarendon

Jim Walton, Chairman and CEO
ARVEST Bank Group
Bentonville

John "Skipper" Ward, Superintendent
Magnolia School District
Magnolia

Bob Watson
Retired Superintendent
El Dorado

Kristen Welk, Senior Auditor
BKD, LLP
Little Rock

Donnie Whitten, Superintendent
Arkadelphia Public Schools
Arkadelphia

Jerrod Williams, Superintendent
Sheridan School District
Sheridan

Perry Wilson, Director
The Barber Law Firm
Little Rock

Jim Wooten, President
Winslow Holding, LLC
Beebe