Tagged: sherece west-scantlebury

Beebe Said To Appoint Task Force 'FASTER Arkansas' With Plans for Broadband Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Last Wednesday, Gov. Mike Beebe met with scores of representatives — the number we heard was 70 — of Internet service providers, large and small, from all over the state. The subject: broadband access, or lack thereof.

Women of Influence: 10 Leaders Who Make Arkansas Strong

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Business and politics in Arkansas and elsewhere are still dominated by men, and that fact is evident in the pages of Arkansas Business. Three years ago, we decided to make a special effort to highlight the fact that there are indeed “Women of Influence” in our midst, and in this issue we again set out to recognize 10 different women.

Sherece West-Scantlebury: Asking ‘Why?’

by Kate Knable 2/25/2013 12:00 am

As president and CEO of the nonprofit Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation of Little Rock, Sherece West-Scantlebury is the leader of a staff of nine and oversees an organization that through year-end 2011 had received $25.6 million in funding from the estate of former Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. The philanthropic organization was created using money the former governor left at his death in 1973.

Rockefeller Study: Immigrants Provide Economic Boost, But 4 in 10 Here Illegally

by Mark Carter 1/8/2013 2:33 pm

A study commissioned by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation found that roughly four in 10 immigrants in Arkansas are in the country illegally, but that immigrants as a whole provide a net positive impact on the state's economy.