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Alisha Curtis to Lead Razorback Foundation in Little Rock

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Alisha Curtis has joined the Razorback Foundation as director of development and head of the nonprofit’s Little Rock office.

Curtis will manage a portfolio of Razorback Foundation members in the central Arkansas area while working to grow the foundation’s annual fund and capital campaigns, the nonprofit said in a news release. The organization assists U of A athletes by providing financial support for scholarships, facility construction and renovation, and other athletic department initiatives.

Curtis was previously a private bank adviser for Arvest Bank  of Fayetteville. Before then, she was chief communications and legislative director for the Arkansas Department of Commerce. Past roles include special assistant to former Gov. Asa Hutchinson and finance director for the Arkansas Republican Party.

“With Alisha’s extensive background in finance and communications and her deep connections in Central Arkansas, we know she is the perfect fit to help us further our mission of supporting the Arkansas Razorbacks,” Ryan White, Razorback Foundation executive director, said in a statement. “As a lifelong Arkansan and University of Arkansas attendee, she is not only passionate about the Razorbacks, but also fundraising for causes close to her heart in her spare time. We have no doubt, she will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.”

Curtis, a Benton native, attended the University of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She’s a member of the Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 class of 2020 and was named to Little Rock Soiree’s Women to Watch list the same year. Curtis was named the 2019 Woman of the Year in Philanthropy by the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.

“It’s an honor to join the Razorback Foundation,” Curtis said. “The Foundation has a long history of supporting our student athletes and advancing Razorback athletic programs that are beloved by our state. I’m excited to be a part of this incredible legacy and look forward to furthering the Foundation’s mission. Go Hogs!”

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