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Conway Area Leadership Institute Names 2024 Class

CONWAY, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2024) —

The Conway Area Leadership Institute announced its 2024 class today. 

The Conway Area Leadership Institute equips participants with the knowledge and connections necessary to become a more informed leader in the community. Participants engage in a curriculum inspired by Conway2035, a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,800 area residents. Program sessions include economic development, community development, education and workforce development, quality of life, planning and infrastructure, health care, public safety, military, and more.

The Conway Area Leadership Institute is underwritten by First Arkansas Bank & Trust and sponsored by the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and Conway Regional Health System. Session underwriters are Central Baptist College, Conway Corporation, Green Bay Packaging, H+N Architects, Kutak Rock, and Rogers Group.

This year’s class includes 57 individuals from various businesses.

KC Offonry    


Nathan Thomas          


Haley Turney 

Arvest Bank

Brittney Gwatney      

American Safeguard Insurance

Kathy Ellis     

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

Ian Stewart     

Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway

Gina Flake     

B & B Safety Training

Joy Turchi      

Cadron Creek Play

Corley Shumaker       

Central Baptist College

Michael Tate  

Centennial Bank

Amelia Prater 

Chambers Bank

Jake Briley     

City of Conway

Eric Bell         

Conway Corporation

Brent Fason    

Conway Corporation

Brad Sanders

Conway Corporation

Amanda Castillo        

Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center

Kaitlyn Ryals

Conway Public School District

Karey Smith   

Conway Public School District

Robert Bennet

Crafton Tull

Ashley Mosley           

Farris Agency

Adam Gilbert 

First Security Bank

Lexi Gardner  

First Arkansas Bank & Trust

Molly Scriber 

Garcia Wealth Management

Brandon Dyer

Green Bay Packaging

Heidi Vetter   

Genesis of Conway

Joshua Vines  

Halff Associates

Ann Lawrenz

Homewell Cares

Bennett Poynter         

Insight Enterprises

David Trotter 

Insight Enterprises

Amanda Enis 

Integrity Insurance

Karin Fulgham           

Integrity Insurance

Jake Stanley   

Integrity Insurance

Wayne Dickerson

K&K Tree Service

Jonathan Hoffman     

Keathley Patterson

Diane Burnside

Leather Brothers

Laurie Williamson

Malvern National Bank

Jerri Worthington

Mcclelland Consulting Engineers

Matthew Judd


Derrick Boyd

Microsoft Corporation

Morgan Harrell          

Moore and Company

Chris Tyler     


Tyler Lachowsky

Natural State Consulting

Tom Boeck    

Peace Lutheran

James Mills

Rogers Group

Nick Scherrey

SBW Wealth Management

Jordan Broadstreet

Simmons Bank

Jeff Thomas


T.J. McDonald           

Textbook Brokers

Mary Rose Musil       


Dan Overstreet           


Chris Bentley 

University of Central Arkansas

Rachel Haberman

University of Central Arkansas

Michael Hudson

University of Central Arkansas

Travis Johnson           

University of Central Arkansas

Raegan McGhee        

United Way

Grant Vrazel  


Hannah Johnson

Rhea Lana’s

CALI will host an opening reception on March 11 where the 2024 class will celebrate with sponsors, their employers, and other special guests.


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


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. 


Become a Member.

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has always strived to help business leaders and create a vibrant economy in the city of Conway, and this commitment remains steadfast today. 

Become a member to take advantage of the many benefits the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce offers!