Jessica Hughes Ford recently was named communications director of the Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit that fosters smart giving to improve communities. Ford previously worked at Heifer International for more than 12 years, most recently as director of marketing and engagement. She also served Heifer in other positions, including global communications manager and assistant to the CEO and board liaison.
Yang Luo-Branch of Rogers, founder and president of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses, has joined the inaugural board of advisers of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations in Austin, Texas.
Whitney Burgess has been promoted to vice president of strategy and client services at Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock.
Clark Trim has received the Above the Barre Award from Ballet Arkansas in Little Rock. Trim is a longtime supporter of Ballet Arkansas, a community leader and a patron of the arts in Arkansas.
Charlene Fite, Jane Evans, Kellee McCoy and Mary Catherine Way have joined the board of Women’s Own Worth in Little Rock.
Fite is a four-term member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 80. She served as chairperson for the House Aging, Children & Youth, Legislative & Military Affairs Committee.
Evans is a registered nurse and a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She also previously served as the executive director of the Arkansas State Hospice & Palliative Care Association.
McCoy is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist.
Way is an attorney with Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC, where she focuses her practice on defending pharmaceutical companies.
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