Graycen Bigger, board member of the Black River Technical College Foundation in Pocahontas, has been named to the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives board of directors. Bigger, who will represent the 1st Congressional District on the board, is also the executive director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority.
Michelle Smith has been named director of the Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center at Dillard University of New Orleans. A Little Rock native, Smith will work to expand research and improve quality of health for racial and ethnic minorities.
Vicki Walker has been selected to represent Arkansas on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators State Advocacy Network. Walker is the associate director of financial aid and registration at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Katie Holley has joined the Arkansas STEM Coalition as the new development and program coordinator. Holley has 15 years of experience, and has previously worked at the Little Rock Zoo and The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas.
Shelley Short is the new president and CEO of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce. Short was previously the vice president of programs and partnerships, and will also serve as the CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County.
CJRW of Little Rock has made three new hires. Shauna Carpenter has been hired as a website and digital assets project manager. Carpenter has 15 years of experience, most recently as communications director for the Arkansas State Employees Association in Little Rock. Cori Keller has joined as a new client services account coordinator. Keller is also a freelance sideline reporter for ESPN. Keonia White is a new social media project manager. White was previously a senior time and expense operations associate at Aerotec of Little Rock.
Derrick Kelly has been appointed as the new Eastern Oklahoma district manager for Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale. Kelly has been with Harps since 2003, where he started as a dairy manager.
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