BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ARA is governed by a board of trustees comprised of chancellors from Arkansas research universities and business leaders from across the state. The board is committed to creating opportunities in the areas of research, commercialization, and job creation. Each member is a champion for research in Arkansas and dedicated to the advancement of ARA’s mission. The board of trustees has been critical to the success of the organization and continues to provide unparalleled leadership as ARA launches new programs, forms new collaborations, and gains momentum.
SONJA YATES HUBBARD
Principal, The Yates Group
Chairman Emeritus, The Nabholz Group, Inc.
DR. LAURENCE ALEXANDER
Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Dr. Christina Drale
Chancellor, UA Little Rock
Dr. Cam Patterson
Dr. Charles Robinson
Interim Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Dr. Todd Shields
Chancellor, Arkansas State University
Executive VP External Affairs, E. Ritter & Company
President & CEO, St. Bernards Healthcare
CEO, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Executive Director, External Affairs South Region, MISO
President & CEO, Simmons Bank
President, AT&T Arkansas
EVP and Chief Ethics and Legal Officer, LiveRamp
Laura R. Landreaux
President & CEO, Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Chairman, President and CEO, ArcBest
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions, Walmart
President, Hytrol Conveyor Company
Executive Vice President, Operations, Transplace
President, First Security Bank
CEO, Southwest Power Pool
Chief Information Officer, Murphy USA Inc.
Chief People Officer, Acxiom