Conway Area Leadership Institute Names 2023 Class

CONWAY, Ark. (March 9, 2023) — The Conway Area Leadership Institute has announced its 2023 class.   

The Conway Area Leadership Institute equips participants with the knowledge and connections necessary to become more informed leaders 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:  

  • Community & Economic Development 
  • Local Government 
  • Outlook Conway 
  • Education & Workforce 
  • Diversity & Community 
  • Parks & Recreation 
  • Arts, Culture, & Entertainment 
  • Public Safety 
  • Transportation & Utility Infrastructure 
  • Military & State Government  
  • Healthcare 

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

This year’s class includes 55 individuals from various businesses. 

Addison Moy 

H+N Architects 

Ahmad Muqtasid 

Mosaic Conway 

Alex Graves 


Ali Dyer 


Alica Brown 

Malvern National Bank 

America Quintero 

First Community Bank 

Angela Sewell 

Moore and Co. Realtors 

Austin Norman 

Regions Bank 

Austin Norris 

Statefarm Insurance Jay Bernard 

Brandi Keith 

Gainwell Technologies 

Brenda Shelton 

First Arkansas Bank & Trust 

Carter Dodd 

Conway Regional 

Christina Branch 

Simmons Bank 

Chuck Kirkpatrick 

Integrity Insurance Group 

Courtney Phillips 


Andrew Liley 

Crafton Tull 

Emily Hillian 

Pro Land Title 

Felicia Rogers 

City of Conway 

Jacob Ternes 

University of Central Arkansas 

Jamie Brice 

City of Conway 

Jason Sykes 

J&R Logistics LLC 

Jeremy Waits 

McClelland Consulting Engineers 

Joe Beck 

Garver Engineering 

Joey Styles 

Virco Manufacturing 

Joshua Pike 


Joshua Walker 

Centennial Bank 

Justin Welter 

First Service Bank 

Kaitlyn Crockett 


Kaitlyn Ballard 

Insight Enterprises 

Kenzie Brech 

Chris Crain Hyundai 

Luke Gordon 

Ott Insurance 

Mark Heffington 

University of Central Arkansas 

Matt Duffy 

Diamond State Restoration 

Melanie Gault 

Baptist Health Conway 

Melanie Moore 

Simmons Bank 

Niecy Allen 


Parker Spradlin 


Rachelle Eason 

Chambers Bank 

Reuel Shepherd 

University of Central Arkansas 

Richard Neal 

Rosewood Cremation & Funeral 

Robert Westerman 

Farm Bureau 

Rose Roland 

Roland Investments LLC 

Roy Grubb 

Conway Corporation 

Sara Long 

Top Notch Heating & Air 

Scott Witherell 

Weaver-Bailey Contractors 

Shameka Peten 

Gainwell Technologies 

Shane Hutchison 

Rogers Group 

Shannon Howland 

Arvest Bank 

Skylar Johnson 

Centennial Bank 

Stormy Iberg 

Partners Bank 

Tajaro Hudson 

University of Central Arkansas 

Tami Hardin 

Insight Enterprises 

Terry Crenshaw 


Traci Altman 

Baptist Health Conway 

Travis Thompson 

First Security Bank  


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.  

Conway Area Leadership Institute diplomas.

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