Board | Junior Achievement of Arkansas

JA of Arkansas Statewide Executive Committee Members

John Eichler — Chairman
SVP - Controller
Windstream Holdings
Dawn Bachman — Vice Chair
Senior Director of Controllership
Walmart Inc.
Michael Westerfield — Treasurer
BKD, LLP Central Region
Cindy Westcott — Secretary
VP Regional Operations
CenterPoint Energy
Heather Baker
AY Magazine & AMP
Joe Quinn
Executive Director
Arkansas Good Roads Foundation
Joan Botts
Vice President of Marketing
Oaklawn Resort
David Bush
Executive Vice President Private Banking
Encore Bank
Bruce Cross
Senior Partner
Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus
Andrew Faulkner
Staley Technologies
Allen Engstrom
CFO Network
Tim Grooms
Managing Partner
Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC
Thomas Jones
Director of Sales
Eric King
VP Business Development
Centennial Bank in North Central Market
Patrick Laughlin
iProv Web
Jay Meador
President Central Arkansas
Iberiabank/First Horizon Bank
Heather Nelson
Co-Owner and President
Seal Solar
Dr. Charisse Childers
AR Division of Workforce Services
Drew Williams
Vice President
Baldwin & Shell Construction
Tim Skinner
SVP of Operations Finance & Strategy for Walmart
Walmart Inc.
Stephanie Blevins
NWA Dirstrict Representative
Office of Asa Hutchinson
Gladys Godley
Parkview Magnet High School

Central Region Board Members

Tyler Choate — Chairman
Commercial Lender
Centennial Bank
Jonathan Rushing — Vice Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Arkansas Urology
Amy Porter — Treasurer
Ashley Lovercheck — Secretary
AVP, SEC Accountant
Simmons Bank
Larry Clark Sr.
Founder and Executive Director
Lifeskills for Youth
Amanda Copley
Marketing and Events Director
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Kate Davidson
Hilburn & Harper, Ltd.
Linda Felton
Senior V.P. - Retail Market Manager
Iberiabank/First Horizon Bank
Oscar Fuller
Association for Administration
UA Pine Bluff
Travis Hester
President/ Owner
Eat My Catfish
Kim Lane
Local Relationship Lead for Career Connections
Candice Lawrence
Communications Director
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Russ Martin
SVP - Lending
Relyance Bank
Kristen Nicholson
Vice President of Public Relations
Mangan Holcomb Partners
Magen Tune
Market Manager
Bank of America
McCabe Reynolds
Agency 501, Inc.
Steven Reynolds
Mortgage Originator
Eagle Bank Mortgage
Lindsay Prewitt
Business Process Manager
CenterPoint Energy
Sandy Straessle
Senior V.P. - Customer Service
Stone Bank
Kelly Suen
Vice President/Sr. Private Banker
Arvest Bank
Josh Hallenbeck
Mitchell Williams Law Firm
Laura Monteverdi
Evening News Anchor
KARK Channel 4
Jason Parker
Vice President
Cushman & Wakefield Sage Partner

Northwest Region Board

Jamey Vaught — Chairman
Senior Vice President
IBERIABANK/First Horizon Bank
Richard Crow — Vice Chairman
VP/ Relationship Manager Commercial Banking
Regions Bank
Fre Breathitt
VP/Marketing Retail Manager
Simmons Bank
Craig Cockrell
Associate Tax Attorney
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
Heath Cruikshank
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Michael Glenn
Sr. Director H&W Operations Finance
Max Harrell
Market Specialist
Generations Bank
Allie Hazelwood
VP Merchandise Finance & Planning
Sam's Club
Kaylee Knittig
Sales Account Manager
David McCarthy
VP, Food Service
Schuman Cheese
Nick Morgan
Marco's Pizza and Jersey Mike's
Benjamin Nice
Lifecycle Marketing, VP
Synchrony Bank
Erica Preston
Chief Operating Officer
Chambers Bank
Consul Eldon Alik
Consul General Republic of the Marshall Islands
Lynn Dauzat
Director of Operations
AR Blue Cross Blue Shield
Meg Gullotta
Senior Manager II, Controllership
Walmart Inc.
Ann Ownens
Sales Manager
Staybridge Suites Rogers
Drew Sadler
Senior Director of Adult Beverage Merchandise Strategy
Jenna Schill
AG Controller
Robert Sutton
Senior Vice President, Projects & Retail
BNSF Logistics
Caleb Talley
Director of Marketing
Startup Junkie
Bob Wasiluk
Business Operations, IF & Cornish
Tyson Food, Inc.
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