Conway Area Leadership Institute Names 2021 Class

The Conway Area Leadership Institute has announced its 2021 class. The 35-member class is as follows:  

April Bennett, Baptist Health Medical Center – Conway 

Donny Bradley, First Arkansas Bank & Trust 

Katie Branch, Ensono 

Skip Colvin, Arvest Bank 

Carson Cook, Centennial Bank 

Miranda Daily, The Conductor 

Karla Defreitas, Gainwell Technologies 

Carole Delaney, CD Real Estate Group 

Mark Ferguson, Conway Corporation  

Kory Flippo, Rogers Group 

Joey Fulgham, Integrity Insurance 

Annette Fuller, Acxiom 

Ericka Gutierrez, Pediatrics Plus 

Meg Hawkins, McGhee Insurance Agency 

Annie Keese, PrimeCARE Medical Clinic 

Lane Long, City Church 

Justin McCarty, Simmons Bank 

Tyler McDonald, Conway Regional Health System 

Lani Meares, Virco Manufacturing 

Eduard Millan, First Community Bank 

Rusty Mosley, First Security Bank 

Michael Murry, Baptist Health Medical Center – Conway 

Maria Negrete Padron, University of Central Arkansas 

Jason Owens, Jason Owens Law Firm 

Brandon Phipps, Arkansas Homecare Holdings 

Brian Roberts, Garcia Wealth Management 

Shenel Sandidge, Habitat for Humanity 

Jessica Schrekenhofer, Leather Brothers 

Kevin Spatz, Acxiom 

Nick Stevens, Creative Institute of Central Arkansas 

Jeanette Stewart, Log Cabin Democrat 

Eric Sutterfield, Nabholz 

Kevin Thomas, University of Central Arkansas 

Matt Whiting, University of Central Arkansas 

Maria Wile, Conway Regional Health System   

CALI prepares emerging leaders in Conway to serve the community through shared experiences and frequent interactions driven by an eight-month curriculum inspired by Conway2025. 

Conway2025 is a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,400 area residents. This plan identifies seven sectors of importance for the overall growth and sustainability of Conway including education, public safety, development and public health, among others. 

“Each year, we take a group of highly motivated individuals from the community and give them the opportunity to engage with community leaders, businesses and non-profit organizations,” said Corey Parks, vice president of economic development at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corporation. “Upon graduation, they are ready to get involved in our community and help make Conway a better place through their service.”

The Conway Area Leadership Institute’s program sponsor is Arkansas First Bank & Trust and Rock Pond Pros is the program underwriter. 

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