Conway Area Leadership Institute Names 2022 Class

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  
  • 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   

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. 

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