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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