Leadership Benton County Announces Class 16

Benton County has been blessed with a wealth of financial, physical and human resources, but we sometimes tend to take for granted the future of the area by simply assuming that the appropriate leadership talent will emerge to guide us whenever we need it. The Leadership Benton County program was developed to serve as the training ground for future leaders. The keys to our future are knowledgeable and skilled leaders, willing to step to the forefront, who have an awareness and understanding of all facets of our community including government, business, education, recreation, utilities, infrastructure, housing, healthcare, social services and more.
The Leadership Benton County program provides leadership training specific to regional issues facing the county. Goals of the 11-session program include: identification and motivation of individuals with leadership potential; acquainting participants with community needs, challenges and opportunities; offering a forum for dealing with community issues; and challenging future leaders to become involved with local issues and the process of decision-making. Classes begin in August with graduation in May. Leadership Benton County is a joint program between the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.
After limiting the class to 30 participants, the competition for acceptance was particularly rigorous this year and we are excited to announce the 2018-2019 participants:
Allyson Helvick – Simmons Prepared Foods
JD Chambliss – First Security Bank
Scott Fraser – Signature Bank
Robin Simpson – BancorpSouth Bank
Danny Haynal – Turn Key Construction Management
Angela Tucker-Ridley – Tucker’s Furniture & Appliance
Jared Gabriel – Grand Savings Bank
Katie Howe – Leadership for the Future
Tim House – XNA
Heather Fox – Embassy Suites
Chad McCoy – Cobb Vantress
Kelly Parker – Visit Rogers
Robyn Breshears – Arvest
Meredith Jones – Harding University
Taylor Lindley – Crafton Tull
Cassi Lapp – City of Bella Vista
Wendell Jackson – Walmart DC
Patrick Horath – FlintCo
Natalie Bowman – Keri Earwood Shelter Insurance
Erin Wiggins-Reinker – RIN Interiors LLC
Kevin Beaumont – McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Layne Moore – Bentonville Parks & Rec.
Matt Beiler – Midtown Associates
Morgan Scholz – Community Clinic
Ever Cuellar – Legacy National Bank
Jason Vines – Nabholz Construction
Jolana Aibangbee – NWA Women’s Shelter
John Roller – Mercy Health Systems
Emma Willis – Office of the AR Treasurer of State
Tammy Beever – Shadow Valley
For more information about Leadership Benton County contact Sierra Polk at spolk@greaterbentonville.com