|Graham Cobb President/CEO
Graham joined the Chamber in November 2017. A native Arkansan, Cobb is a proven leader with 20 years of experience in product development, audience/customer/member engagement, people management, brand advancement, and culture construction. Prior to joining the Chamber he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also worked within multiple divisions of Arkansas Business Publishing Group and opened three locations of a successful local pizza chain, designing new product and pivoting the concept to fit a new market.
|Jordan Carlisle Vice President Economic Development & Entrepreneurism
Jordan Carlisle joined the Chamber in July of 2018. Jordan leads the Chamber’s economic development and entrepreneurial efforts. Jordan Carlisle is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about solving fundamental problems that enable people to live more fulfilling lives. He developed a love for startups as a student at the University of Missouri.Prior to joining the Chamber Jordan worked with Walmart, he launched Arkansas Startup Weekend, 1 Million Cups Little Rock, and early-stage programming for the Arkansas Venture Center. In May of 2014, Jordan joined the Little Rock Regional Chamber as their first Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with the purpose of proliferating the education and support of Arkansasâs future economic drivers.
|Travis Stephens Vice President of Operations
Travis joined the staff in March 2019. Travis leadsÂ and manages the team to execute the vision of the CEO and move forward the mission of the chamber as well as leads the team in developing programming and events to serve the needs of members and increase awareness of the organization. Before joining the Chamber Travis was the Economic Development Director for the city of Bella Vista and is the former CEO of the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in Economics.
|Sherry Rolsma Director of WalStreet and Major Investor Engagement
Sherry joined the Chamber in May 2018. She is the Director of WalStreet and Major Investor Engagement. Sherry’s primary responsibilities are ensuring the continuous and steady growth of the Chamber’s WalStreet program. She oversees the WalStreet Speaker Series, Fireside Chats, Bayou Bash and the WalStreet Bike and Brew events. Prior to joining the Chamber Sherry worked for JB Hunt, Member Services and in pharmaceutical sales.
|Sierra Polk Director, Talent Initiatives and Innovative Inclusion
Sierra Polk is the Director, Talent Initiatives and Innovative Inclusion and joined the staff in October of 2018. Sierra is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in Accounting. Her primary responsibilities are to initiate programming and initiatives focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Sierra is also responsible for Leadership Benton County, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), and the Build Bentonville Business Lunch, as well as assisting with all Chamber events. Prior to the Chamber Sierra worked at the Walmart home office.
|Jon Moran Director, Government Relations
Jon Moran is the Director of Government Affairs for the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce,as well as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. After serving12 years for Mike Beebe during two terms as Governor and one term as Attorney General, Jon and his family moved to Northwest Arkansas (NWA) in January of 2015. In the Beebe administration, Jon was a Special Assistant to the Governor for State Agency and Legislative Affairs, dealing with a variety of both legislative and regulatory issues. His duties included oversight of special projects in Northwest Arkansas and serving as the Governorâs liaison to the business community in Arkansasâs Third Congressional District. His work involved advising the Governor on matters concerning the stateâs natural resources; rural services; transportation; aeronautics; and city, county, and local affairs. He was also the liaison between the Governorâs Office and the Arkansas State Highway Commission and over forty additional state agencies, boards, and commissions. In 2014, Governor Beebe appointed Jon to serve as Arkansasâs designee and alternate to the Delta Regional Authority, a federal commission tasked with promoting economic development in the Mississippi River Delta.
|Allison Chase Facilities Manager
Allison Chase joined the Chamber in October of 2018. She is the Office and Facilities Manager. Her primary responsibilities are managing the Chamber office with front desk management, greeting guests, answering phones, coordinating volunteers and assisting with special projects and programs. Allison also assists with all Chamber events.