Board Members 

The Career Education and Workforce Development Board is composed of thirteen members appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson in conjunction with Act 892.  This board is charged with creating a comprehensive statewide program of career education and workforce development focused on educational opportunities and retention with the goal of economic development.

 

The board’s goal is to help lead the agency towards its mission, which is providing leadership and contributing resources to serve the diverse and changing career educational needs of Arkansas youth, adults, and persons living with disabilities.

 

There are 13 voting board members who are leaders of business, industry and rehabilitation services across the state. There are also eight non-voting ex-officio members representing state education and economic interests.


Members of the Career Education and Workforce Development Board


Dr. Adam Arroyos
Leadership Development
Fayetteville
Founder and CEO
Grandslam Performance 
Associates LLC


Dr. Jerry Cash
Education
Harrison 
Retired Vice President
of 
Student Services
North Ark College



Scott Copas
Construction 
Little Rock 
President and CEO
Baldwin & Shell 
Construction Company


Michael Garner
Chairman
Manufacturing
Hensley
General Manager
Haas Factory Outlet

Jeffreys Manufacturing Solutions


Stacy Gunderman
Biodiesel
Batesville
Director of Human Resources
Director Administration
FutureFuel Chemical Company



Troy Keeping
Hospitality
Marion
Regional General Manager
President & General Manager
Southland Park Gaming & Racing






Hugh McDonald
Vice Chairman

Energy
President & CEO
Entergy Arkansas Inc.



Jenny Carithers Price
Financial Services
Springdale
Vice President
Planning and Development
Arvest Asset Management
Arvest Bank
Gina Radke 
Aeronautics
Sherwood
CEO
Galley Support Innovations 





Jeff Standridge
Information Technology
Conway
Vice President
Audience Solutions
Acxiom Corporation

Keith Vire 
Rehabilitation Services
Fayetteville
CEO
Arkansas Support Network


Burton Weis
Transportation Logistics
Ft. Smith
Director of Driver Personnel
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.





 

 

Ex-Officio Secretary

Dr. Charisse Childers

Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Business Phone: 501-682-1500
E-mail: Charisse.Childers@arkansas.gov

    Ex-Officio Members

     


    Dr. Richard Abernathy

    Executive Director
    Arkansas Association of
    Educational Administrators


    Dr. Paul Beran

    Arkansas Association of
    Public Universities

    Johnny Key, Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education

    Dr. Brett Powell, Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    Bill Stovall, Executive Director, Arkansas Community Colleges

    Mike Preston, Director, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

    Daryl Bassett, Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services