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ARA welcomes Transplace VP to its Board
Conway, AR, June 15, 2020 – The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) announced today that Tracy Rosser, Executive Vice President of Operations, Transplace Inc., has joined the ARA Board of Trustees. Mr. Rosser, who holds a bachelors degree in Business from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Tulane Univesity, begins his service to science and discovery immediately.
“Our Board of Trustees is the leadership foundation upon which we have built a strong and effective Arkansas Research Alliance,” says ARA President and CEO Jerry Adams. “We’re honored to have Tracy at our table working to elevate research in Arkansas.
“It’s very much an honor and privilege to work with such a talented board on such a great mission,” said Mr. Rosser. “I look forward to playing a role in furthering economic opportunity for Arkansas through advancing research and technology.”
Mr. Rosser, who has 25 years of senior-level supply chain experience, joined Transplace in 2019, where he is responsible for transportation management operations. Previously, Mr. Rosser served as senior vice president of transportation and supply chain for Walmart. Prior to Walmart, he spent nine years in the truckload transportation industry holding positions in sales, marketing, and operations.
The ARA Board of Trustees is comprised of Arkansas business leaders and the chancellor from each of the state’s five major research universities. Arkansas Research Alliance supports groundbreaking research that improves the quality of life for people worldwide, including recent advancements in countering the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Arkansas Research Alliance
Founded in 2008, Arkansas Research Alliance is dedicated to elevating a fundamental belief: Research Matters. Operating as a public-private partnership, ARA invests in research that stimulates innovation, encourages collaboration, and strengthens economic opportunity.
- Arkansas Research Alliance announces a new Board of Trustees member
- Tracy Rosser, Executive Vice President of Operations, Transplace
- The Arkansas Research Alliance Board of Trustees is comprised of many of the state’s high-profile corporate leaders and the chancellor from each of the state’s top research universities
- Founded in 2008, Arkansas Research Alliance elevates the role of research in Arkansas and its impact on the state’s economy
- Arkansas Research Alliance is led by former Acxiom executive Jerry Adams
- The ARA Board of Trustees is comprised of leaders from Arkansas’ business and academic communities:
Sonja Yates Hubbard (Chairperson), Principal, The Yates Group
Robert Shoptaw (Treasurer), Retired CEO, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dr. Laurence Alexander, Chancellor, UA at Pine Bluff
Dr. Kelly Damphousse, Chancellor, Arkansas State University
Dr. Christina Drale, Chancellor (Interim), UA Little Rock
Dr. Cam Patterson, Chancellor, UAMS
Dr. Joseph Steinmetz, Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Ritter Arnold, Executive VP External Affairs, E. Ritter & Co.
Daryl Brown, Executive Director, MISO
Andrew Clyde, President & CEO, Murphy USA Inc.
Ronnie Dedman, President, AT&T Arkansas
Jerry Jones, EVP and Chief Ethics and Legal Officer, LiveRamp
Laura R. Landreaux, President & CEO, Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Gaylon Lawrence, The Lawrence Group
Drew May, Chief Client Officer, Acxiom
Tommy May, Chairman & CEO, Simmons First Foundation
Charles Nabholz, Chairman Emeritus, The Nabholz Group
David Peacock, President, Hytrol Conveyor Co.
Tracy Rosser, Executive Vice President of Operations, Transplace, Inc.
Reynie Rutledge, President, First Security Bank
Dan Williams, Retired CEO, Garver
Michelle Wolfe, VP of Human Services, Walmart
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