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Raymond Christman

RPRC Consulting, President & CEO Ray Christman is currently the President and CEO of RPRC Consulting, providing consulting and advisory services to community banks, non-profits, foundations, and state and local governments.  He has over 40 years of experience...

John C. Edwards

Principal, Edwards Law Office General Counsel & Economic Development Director, Helena-West Helena/Philips County Port Authority John Edwards is principal in the Edwards Law Office and serves as General Counsel & Economic Development Director for Helena-West...

Bob Fisher

President, Belmont University Dr. Bob Fisher serves as President of Belmont University, a position he has held since April 2000. During his tenure the University’s enrollment has more than doubled to 7,400+ students while the campus itself has expanded significantly...

Donna Gambrell

President & CEO, Appalachian Community Capital Donna Gambrell is President and CEO of Appalachian Community Capital, a CDFI that promotes small business development throughout the distressed Appalachia region.  She serves on the boards of three national CDFIs and...

Sarah Gentry

Principal, Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP Sarah Gentry is a Certified Public Accountant and Principal with the Little Rock accounting firm of Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP where she focuses on audit and tax services. A 2002 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Henderson State...

Amanda Johnson

Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School, Executive Director As Executive Director of the Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School, Amanda Johnson oversees instructional and operational aspects of a newly created, high quality charter school in Clarksdale, MS.  ...

Aurelia Jones-Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services, Inc. Born and reared in Hollandale, MS, Mrs. Jones-Taylor has directed Aaron E. Henry for close to thirty years. During her tenure she has increased the number of service sites from 2 to 10 and...

Walt Patterson

Principal, Patco Services, Inc. Walt Patterson is currently the principal at Patco Services, Inc. Formerly, he served as Senior VP at ACS, Inc., (a Xerox Company) as well as Director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. He is also past National Board Chairman...

Tom Pittman

Community Foundation of NW Mississippi, Co-Incorporator, President & CEO Tom Pittman was co-incorporator of the Community Foundation in 2002 and served as its first volunteer chairman before becoming its first full-time president and CEO in 2004. He oversees the...

Mary Gay Shipley

Retired Founder, That Bookstore in Blytheville Mary Gay Shipley is a nationally renowned small business owner with over 35 years of business and community planning in the Arkansas Delta region. Respected nationally for her successful bookstore, Mary Gay also has...