To welcome the new class of Leadership Crawford County a reception was held for all new users.
The reception was to welcome the 2021-22 course and to introduce them to the Board of Administrators and alumni. This is the 21st year with the software. The course will begin with the opening retreat on Aug. 20-21 at Sonshine Mountain in Mountainburg, said Pat Powel, executive director of Management Crawford County.
There are 25 new persons in the 2021 class of Leadership Crawford County. Following is a list of the new members and a small about them.
Theresa Bell is a therapist at The Forging Area. She and her partner, Kenneth, reside in Van Buren. Theresa and Kenny have five little ones: Christopher, Samantha, Tori, Devin, and Liza. Theresa is a graduate of Van Buren Significant University, has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Arkansas-Fort Smith, and a master’s in counseling from John Brown College. She is the current president of the Women’s League of Van Buren and is on the Van Buren Faculty Board. She also has finished volunteer/mentor instruction for the M 61 Job.
Travis Biggs is the assistant superintendent of the Alma School District. He and his spouse Sarah, dwell in Fort Smith. He is a member of the Arkansas Affiliation of Academic Directors and a volunteer with the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has a bachelor’s diploma in actual physical training from Arkansas Condition College, a master’s in schooling administration from Arkansas Tech University, and a specialist’s degree in education management from Arkansas Point out College.
Tracy Burba is the co-operator of Rethreadz’s on Major Street in Van Buren. She has 1 daughter, Cassidy. Tracy graduated large university at Greenwood, obtained her Bachelor’s in Geology, and spent two years review in Hydrogeology. She is at present a board member of Keep Van Buren Beautiful, Vice-President of The Aged City Retailers Affiliation, and a Commissioner for the Van Buren Municipal Utilities.
Robert Burris works in income at Progressive Organization. He and his spouse Kerri have two children. Robert attended Westark Local community College, now UAFS, and has been involved in the Boys & Girls Golf equipment of The usa due to the fact 1981.
Michelle Davis is the regional market place development manager at United Federal Credit score Union. She is married to Chris Davis and has three kids: Connor, Kayli, and Caden. Michelle is at the moment enrolled at UAFS performing toward her bachelor of science in organizational management. She is a 2017 Leadership Fort Smith Alumni, and was a Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce ambassador for 5 several years. She was the 2016 Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Calendar year and is a latest ambassador for the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce.
Misty Evans is the proprietor/president of Evan’s Human body Store. She and her husband, Rodney opened Evan’s Human body Shop in 2006 and they have just one kid, Rhett. Misty has an affiliate of arts degree from Westark Community School, now UAFS. She acquired the 2018-19 Cedarville PTO Volunteer of the Yr award and owns a national and point out accredited females-owned small business. She also has a nationwide certification in Women’s Business Organization Countrywide Council and Women-Owned Tiny Business.
Evan Faries is a personal loan officer at Citizens Lender and Have faith in. He and his wife, Kiera have a few small children, Donevan, Bennett, and Truett. Evan has Bachelor’s in Political Science from UAFS. He beforehand interned at the workplace of Congressman Steve Womack. Presently, Evan serves on the Board of Administrators for Talents Unrestricted and is a member of the Arkansas Bankers Affiliation.
Phillip Faucette is the operator of Mr. Mow-It-All and a Realtor at Jim White Realty. He and his wife, Sirena, have 5 little ones: Monica, Victoria, Christopher, KyliAnna, and Lilyana. Phillip has a bachelor’s in media arts and a bachelor’s in elementary education. He is the next counselor in bishopric at his church and volunteered in numerous youth pursuits and disaster cleanup initiatives.
George Fowler, Ph.D., is the library director for the Crawford County Library Program. He and his wife, Sophia, reside in Van Buren. George has a bachelor’s degree in data science, a master’s in library science, and a health practitioner of philosophy in increased education. He is a member of the Countrywide Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation and the American Library Association. George was a Russian linguist though in the U.S. Military.
Casey Fraley is the practice supervisor of operations for Van Buren Household Dentistry, the place she commenced her dental career as a registered dental assistant in January 2012. Although initially from Alma, Casey and her partner, James, currently live in Lavaca. She has facilitated many management courses and obtained the 2019 Heartland Dental Regional Crew Retention Award and the 2020 Heartland Dental Regional Profitability award.
Tanya Franklin is the vice president of financial operations and controller/treasurer for Golden Residing. Michael and her partner stay in Van Buren and have two married children: Jacob and Ryan. Tanya received her associate’s degree in accounting from Westark Group Higher education, now UAFS, and her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arkansas Tech College. She is the treasurer and children’s coordinator at her church and a volunteer with Partners in Schooling.
Wesley Hilliard has served as the guide pastor of Heritage Church in Van Buren for 20 yrs. He and his spouse Allison, have two youngsters: Lindsay and Libby. Wes been given his bachelor’s in psychology and his master’s of divinity in pastoral ministry. He was with the U.S. Army and Arkansas Military Nationwide Guard for just about 28 a long time.
Heather Hoffsommer is a troop sergeant at the Van Buren Police Office. Heather lives in Van Buren with her spouse, Chris, and they have 3 youngsters: Bailey, Ashleigh, and Dakota. She received her bachelor’s diploma in prison justice/sociology and her master’s degree in felony justice. She is the first female sergeant at the Van Buren Police Department and is a volunteer for the 100 Family members Initiative and Specific Olympics.
Garrett Houck is a local community relations coordinator at OG&E. He and his wife Kristin live in Alma and have two young children: Allee and Tucker. Garrett received his bachelor’s in organizational administration from John Brown College. He is a board member of the Purple Cross of NWA, Community Companies Clearinghouse, Van Buren Boys & Women Club, and the LeFlore County Boys & Women Club. He obtained the OG&E Constructive Electricity Award in 2020.
Miel Partain is a authorized assistant at Hopkins and Holmes, PLLC. She and her partner, Kevin dwell in Van Buren and have five kids: Devin, Dillon, August, Michael, and Madeline. Miel has an associate’s of utilized science in lawful scientific studies and is an energetic volunteer with the Girl Scouts as a troop chief and assistance device director. She has gained the President’s Volunteer Services Award, Governor’s Volunteer Services Award, Female Scout Council’s Honor Pin, and Woman Scouts Diamonds Myra Vinson Award.
Kyle Pierce is a monetary adviser at Edward Jones. He and his wife, Hannah, are living in Van Buren. Kyle acquired his bachelor’s in company administration in economics and finance. He is the Rotary Club president and board member, and a volunteer in Little Business enterprise Connections of Van Buren the place he has participated in the lunch pack programs for pupils of Crawford County.
Joyce Ridenour is an agri consumer financial loan specialist at Farm Credit history Companies of Western Arkansas. She and her partner, Jerry, dwell in Organic Dam and have two small children: Justin and Jessica. She is a member of the Residence Builder’s Association.
Kyle Roberson is the functions supervisor at Bekaert. He and his spouse, Jodie, live in Van Buren and have two kids: Heidi and Hunter. He has a bachelor’s in small business administration in marketing and advertising. Kyle spent six years in the Military Reserve where by he reached the rank of E-5, sergeant.
Stacey Shelly is liable for human methods and payroll for the Crawford County Clerk’s place of work. She life in All-natural Dam and has 4 children: Alex, Amethyst, Briana, and Tom. Stacey is a facilitator for the Prepared Now Restoration program.
Virginia Shelly is a company banker for Arvest. She and her spouse, Christopher, live in Alma and have five youngsters: Austin, Tyler, Bryson, Henry, and Lily. Virginia is an ambassador for the Alma Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Women’s League of Van Buren, a volunteer for the Heart 2 Coronary heart Being pregnant & Spouse and children Aid Heart, and the Women’s Disaster Centre.
Kimberly Smith is an affiliate mortgage loan lender at Arvest Lender in Alma. She and her partner, Dustin, dwell in Alma and have a few little ones: Kimbrie, Kaleb, and Kinley.
Phyllis Thompson is the director of membership at the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce. She and her partner, David, have two children: Brittany and Emily. Phyllis is an active volunteer with the Robert Jack VFW 1322 Auxiliary.
Zach Throneberry is a deputy prosecutor with the Crawford County Prosecutor’s office. He has a bachelor’s in organization administration and a legislation degree from the College of Arkansas School of Law.
Emily Treadaway is a county coordinator with The Connect with. She and her spouse, Chad, have two small children: Brandon and Alicen. Emily acquired her bachelor’s in advertising from UAFS. She is the vice president of membership for the Junior League of Fort Smith and is the Link Committee chair for 100 Family members.
Dennis Williamson II is the director of Workforce Improvement for the Western Arkansas Planning & Development District. He and his wife Andrea have two young children: Dennis and Joseph. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and is a board member with the Company Retention Expansion Worldwide and govt board member/treasurer for the Antioch for Youth & Households. He is a receiver of the Skilled Community Financial Developer & Earnest Whitelaw award.