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Lisa DavisProgram Associate-LeadershipPhone: 501-519-5472Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Lisa Davis - June 23, 2021
The spotlight series shines bright on the next featured LeadAR class member, Shelby
Fiegel, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University
of Central Arkansas.
Fiegel is also the director of the Community Development Institute (CDI). She is an
honors graduate of Arkansas State University and holds a degree in public relations
with minors in marketing and English. She is a certified Professional Community and
Economic Developer, designated by the Community Development Council and is a 2016
graduate of CDI.
In 2017, Fiegel received the New Professional Award from the Arkansas Community Development
Society (ACDS). She currently serves as the Ex Officio for ACDS, serves on UCA Staff
Senate, is a member of the Breakthrough Solutions Advisory Board, Arkansas Economic
Developers and Chamber Executives, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA),
and the PRSA Arkansas Chapter.
She serves on the Conway Historic District Commission and is an Arkansas Municipal
League City & Town magazine contributor. She is a graduate of the inaugural class
of the Conway Area Leadership Institute in 2017 and is a Certified Strategic Doing
We asked her to respond to the following questions.
Why did you apply to the LeadAR program? What motivated you? I applied to the LeadAR program because I am always looking for opportunities to expand
my knowledge and grow my connections across the state. LeadAR was highly recommended
by many of my colleagues so it was a no brainer for me to want to participate in this
What leadership quality do you admire most in others? Why?Jack Welch, retired chairman and CEO of General Electric, once said, "Before you are
a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success
is all about growing others." I admire leaders who bring out the best in others and
help emerging leaders achieve their goals and dreams.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? Why is this surprising?According to my Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I am an introvert. In social settings,
I tend to seem like an outgoing, overtly expressive person, but I draw my energy from
my alone time. While I LOVE being social, my energy tends to wane after prolonged
What are your top three ingredients necessary for success?
What are your top three ingredients necessary for happiness?
Describe your personal leadership style.
I believe I am a leader who encourages innovation, personal development, and creates
an environment for open communication. I also think it is important to find a work-life
balance on my team.
What is something you hope to gain from your LeadAR experience?
As a young leader, I hope to learn best practices, lessons learned, and keys to success
from my LeadAR colleagues, LeadAR staff, and from speakers we connect with across
the state, nation, and globe.
How can effective leadership help move the state of Arkansas forward?
Good, effective leadership is the foundation of success for any place, organization,
or business. Effective leadership can move our state forward by providing a vision,
developing a strategy for that vision, and motivating citizens to work together to
achieve that vision. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting
the old but building on the new." – Socrates
You are stranded on a desert island. What are your three MUST HAVE items?
Is it fair to say a boat, gas, and a functioning GPS so I can leave said island...?
What else do you want others to know about you?
I am a proud born and raised Arkansan and love supporting my state! I hope that through
my experience with LeadAR I am able to grow both professionally and personally.