COB Advisory Board

The Board of Advisors is a volunteer group of interested and influential friends of the UCA College of Business. The primary purpose of this group is to help the College of Business become a more dynamic force for the advancement of business education at the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance service to the community and external stakeholders.

  1. Become an informed advocate for the UCA College of Business, its contributions to quality business education, research and practice.
  2. Advance the objectives of the College of Business by providing guidance to the Dean, Department Chairs, and Faculty.
  3. Engage in, assist, and support the fundraising efforts of the College.
  4. Assist the College in the recruitment and placement of students.
  5. Provide valuable contacts for faculty and students of the College as they pursue their professional goals.
  6. Offer insight into the external environment – from legislative to industry trends – which impacts the College’s mission and strategic plan.
Board Members

Johnny Adams
Johnny Adams

Jackie Bracey
Jackie Bracey
TRS Wellness

Bret Carroll Bret Carroll
Conway Corporation

Jason CarterJason Carter
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Justin Chris-Tensen Justin Chris-Tensen
Sr. Managing Director
Global Private Equity & Alliances, Unisys

Chris Coffman
VP of Inside Sales
Johnson Controls

Granger Davis
Granger Davis

Mark Ferguson
Mark Ferguson

Drew GainorDrew Gainor
Catalyst Financial

Zach King Zach King

Preston Love Preston Love
Vice President
Agency/Sales at State Farm

Drew May Drew May
Chief Client Officer, Chief Revenue Officer

Lori Case MeltonLori Case Melton
SVP / Business Development Officer
First Community Bank

Randy MilliganRandy Milligan
Co-Managing Member
Landmark PLC

Geoffrey NealGeoffrey Neal
Kutak Rock LLP

Shannon NewtonShannon Newton
Arkansas Trucking Association

Justin Oakley
Justin Oakley
President, Bruce Oakley Inc.

Casey Orvin Casey Orvin
Society for Clinical Research Sites

Gary ReifeissGary Reifeiss
Vice-President of Marketing & Sales
Producers Rice Mill

Lori RossLori Ross
Founder, Executive Coach
Clarity Consulting & Coaching, LLC


Karen ShawKaren Shaw
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Citizens Bank

Jeff StandridgeJeff Standridge
Managing Director for the Conductor,
Co-founder of Cadron Capital Partners

Donna Townsell Donna Townsell
Director of Investor Relations
Centennial Bank

Karen Yezzi Karen Yezzi
Retired, Senior VP
Ramsey, Krug, Farrell, & Lensing