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.
Executive VP External Affairs, E. Ritter & Company
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
Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Dr. Todd Shields
Chancellor, Arkansas State University
President & CEO, St. Bernards Healthcare
CEO, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Chief Operating Officer, Big River Steel Works
Executive Director, External Affairs South Region, MISO
President & CEO, Simmons Bank
EVP and Chief Ethics and Legal Officer, LiveRamp
Laura R. Landreaux
President & CEO, Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Chairman, President and CEO, ArcBest
Vice President, Global Governance, Walmart
President, Hytrol Conveyor Company
Officer and Senior Vice President, Southwest Power Pool
President, First Security Bank
Chief Information Officer, Murphy USA Inc.
Chief People Officer, Acxiom
Sonya Yates Hubbard
Principal, The Yates Group