CONWAY, Ark. (March 17, 2022) — The Conway Area Leadership Institute has announced its 2022 class.
The Conway Area Leadership Institute prepares emerging leaders to serve the Conway community. Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, participants will engage in a ten-month curriculum inspired by Conway2035.
Conway2035 is a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,800 area residents. This plan identifies priorities that have been grouped into “People” and “Places” that contain 14 areas of concentration:
- Arts, Entertainment and Culture
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Job Creation
- Poverty and Homelessness
- Public Safety
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Bicycle Paths and Trails
- Downtown Business District
- Land Use and Planning
- Parks and Recreation
- Public Transportation
- Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage
Class participants are highly motivated individuals interested in learning more about Conway through first-hand experiences and interacting with community leaders, businesses, and organizations. Upon graduation, the Conway community will welcome a dynamic group of leaders fully equipped to take action and work toward a better Conway.
This year’s Conway Area Leadership Institute class includes 49 individuals from various businesses.
|Doneshia Boyd Acxiom||Deepti Nikam Acxiom||Blaire Bledsoe Arvest Bank|
|Evelyn Landrith Arvest Bank||Gary Mitchell Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway||Erica Robichaud Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway|
|Lindsey Paxton CareSource PASSE||Destiny Lankford Centennial Bank||Rachel Scott Central Baptist College|
|Ethan Barnes Chambers Bank||Cami Goodell Chambers Bank||Darrell Yates Conway Corporation|
|Brittney Wood Conway Human Development Center||Krissy McCurley Conway Regional Health System||Jessica Smith Conway Regional Health System|
|Josh Tennant Conway Regional Health System||Taylor Shouse Conway Wealth Management||Tara Robertson Cousins’ Office Furniture|
|Morgan Lefler Engage Management||Joe Sexson Ensono||Timothy Thomas Jr. First Arkansas Bank & Trust|
|Cameron Reesor First Community Bank||Matt Willcox First Security Bank||Nate Bartlett First Service Bank|
|Shawn Glenn Gainwell Technologies||James Tyus Gainwell Technologies||Tyler Bailey H&E Equipment Services|
|Amber Watkins HD Roofing||Dawn Bramlett HJC CPAs & Advisors||Jennifer Sutterfield J&J Sutterfield LLC|
|Alexander Baney Malvern National Bank||Maddie Hobbs McDonald Agency||Derrick Anderson McGhee Insurance|
|Ashlea Brown Nabholz Corporation||Reed Madden NRG Insurance||Ashley Spencer Ott Insurance|
|Jack Langston Rogers Group||Joel Shepard Simmons Bank||Tyler Goodell Sissy’s Log Cabin|
|Adam Tressner TressCo||Kevin Carter University of Central Arkansas||Cassandra McCuien-Smith University of Central Arkansas|
|Alison Taylor University of Central Arkansas||Melanie Watson University of Central Arkansas||Andrew Moore Virco|
|Jonathan Foster Weaver-Bailey Contractors||Datavian Bowser Willow Event Center||Austin DuVall Winthrop Rockefeller Institute|
|Tracy Kendrick Winthrop Rockefeller Institute|
ABOUT THE CONWAY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Since 1891, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice of the Conway, Arkansas, business community. It represents the interests of more than 1,200 members by promoting economic development in Conway and Faulkner County, advocating a pro-business climate at all levels of government, supporting the county’s educational institutions, and establishing and executing a vision for the community. To learn more about the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, visit ConwayChamber.org.
ABOUT THE CONWAY AREA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Conway Area Leadership Institute prepares emerging leaders to serve the Conway community. Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, participants will engage in a ten-month curriculum inspired by Conway2035. Conway2035 is a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,800 area residents. This plan identifies priorities that have been grouped into “People” and “Places”: Arts, Entertainment and Culture; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Education; Job Creation; Poverty and Homelessness; Public Safety; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Beautification; Bicycle Paths and Trails; Downtown Business District; Land Use and Planning; Parks and Recreation; Public Transportation; Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage.