Arkansas Leaders Consortium

The Arkansas Leaders Consortium will be an annual event. Check this page for details on next year’s convening! You can view details from the 2022 convening below.


Arkansas Leaders Consortium 2022

March 30, 2022 | 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | University of Central Arkansas Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

The University of Central Arkansas CDI Alumni Network in partnership with LeadAR, Leadership Arkansas, and Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives are hosting the Arkansas Leaders Consortium. This event will serve as a unique opportunity for alumni and members of these organizations (and friends) to gather in one place to learn from one another and connect. This will be the first ever formal convening of alumni and members of these programs and organizations in one place!

You can view the agenda HERE.

Speakers at the Arkansas Leaders Consortium will include: Keynote Speaker Robert Burns of the Walton Family Foundation, Julie Murray of the Van Burren Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Joe Hurst of the City of Van Buren, Bethany Hildebrand of the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce, Dave Roberts of Crafton Tull, Jordyn Williams of Winrock International, Graycen Bigger of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority, and Randy Frazier of Frazier Communications.

You can view the Creating Connect Communities presentation HERE.

You can view the Walton Family Foundation 2025 Strategy presentation HERE.

 You can view the Rural Innovation presentation HERE.