June 13, 2023 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock
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Adena White

Adena White, 38
Communications Director
Excel by Eight
Little Rock
Professional achievements
• Founder of Blackbelt Media and co-host of the “Blackbelt Voices” podcast, named one of the 15 Best Educational Podcasts for You to Expand Your Mind by Oprah Daily.
• Former director of communications/publications for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.
• Outstanding Young Alumna and member of the Arkansas Tech University Hall of Distinction.
Community involvement
Former president and board member, Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America; board member, Conway Public Schools Foundation; former board member, Children’s Advocacy Alliance.
Professional “aha” moment
“When I realized that the storytelling project about Black Southerners that I dreamt up in 2017 could evolve into a viable business model that combined my expertise in strategic communication with my values of connection, curiosity and social change. In November 2021, I found myself at a crossroads. My employer, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, supported me going part time so I could have more flexibility to secure contracts while maintaining a steady paycheck.”
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