Chelsea Boozer

Media Specialist

Central Arkansas Water

Little Rock

Age: 29

Chelsea Boozer

Chelsea Boozer says her most significant accomplishment was learning how to listen — first with the ears of a reporter, then as a media specialist who boosted Central Arkansas Water’s online following by 2,700% in just a year.

A Marion High School graduate and an award-winning reporter during her time at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Boozer has also been getting the water utility’s message out during the coronavirus pandemic, “communicating CAW’s response to the community and internal coordination between departments,” the company said.

Her mission is “to listen to community members and employees, and help them be heard by decision-makers. Honestly, it’s not much different from what I did as a journalist.” She left the Democrat-Gazette to join CAW in 2018.

Boozer is on the Keep Little Rock Beautiful board and the board of MLK Reads, a tutoring program at King Elementary School in Little Rock.

The University of Memphis graduate says two people taught her integrity above all: her high school journalism teacher, Janie Baber, and her current boss, Tad Bohannon, the utility’s CEO. She lives by her father’s pledge to always leave a place better than she found it.