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
David Humphrey, VP Investor Relations
ArcBest Corporation
Fort Smith
Michael Poore
Bentonville School District
Randy Zook, President & CEO
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Little Rock
Dr. Laura Bednar, Deputy Superintendent
Pulaski County Special School District
Little Rock
Immediate Past Chair
Ray Hobbs, President & CEO
Daisy Outdoor Products
Immediate Past President
Dr. Kieth Williams, Superintendent
Bald Knob School District
Bald Knob
Debbie Robinson, Audit Senior Manager
Priddy & Holifield, PA CPAs
North Little Rock
Kimberly Williams, VP Investments
Monk, Mitchell & Williams Group
Little Rock
Vice-President of Agriculture
David Walt
Camp David Farm Partnership
Vice-President of Business & Industry
Lou Graham, Associate Vice-President
Morgan Stanley
Little Rock
Vice-President of Government
Senator Bruce Maloch
State Senator
Vice-President of Education
Senator Johnny Key
State Senator
Mountain Home
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

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

Dr. Matt McClure, Superintendent
Cross County School District
Cherry Valley

Bruce Munro, CEO
Munro & Company
Hot Springs

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

Chuck Spohn, President
Media and More Consulting
Little Rock

Dr. Jane Wayland, Dean
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

Dr. Laura Bednar, Deputy Superintendent
Pulaski County Special School District
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

Jay Bradford, Commissioner
Arkansas Insurance Department
Little Rock

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

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

Lindsay Carter, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Little Rock

Rep. Ann Clemmer
State Representative

John F. Dews, CEO
The Citizens Bank

David K. Dunn, President
Capitol Partners LLC
Little Rock

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

Bob Hamilton, Principal
Bean Hamilton Corporate Benefits
Little Rock

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

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

Polly M. Jackson
Retired Educator

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

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

Jay Jones, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
UA Monticello

Luke Kasten, Territory Sales Leader
State Farm Insurance
Little Rock

Randy Lawson, President
Lawco Energy Company

Senator Uvalde Lindsey
State Senator

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

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

Dr. Jim D. Rollins, Superintendent
Springdale School District

Senator David Sanders
State Senator
Little Rock

Michael Stafford, Principal
CEG Partners
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

Lee Vent, Superintendent
Clarendon School District

Jim Walton, Chairman and CEO
ARVEST Bank Group

Bob Watson, Superintendent
El Dorado Public Schools
El Dorado

Kristen Welk, Senior Auditor
Little Rock

Donnie Whitten, Superintendent
Arkadelphia Public Schools

Jerrod Williams, Superintendent
Bauxite School District

Perry Wilson, Director
The Barber Law Firm
Little Rock

Jim Wooten, President
Winslow Holding, LLC