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LeadAR has been providing life-changing experiences for Arkansans since 1984. A recent
evaluation of all alumni found 99% agreed or strongly agreed their participation in
LeadAR was well spent. Here's what people are saying:
LeadAR prepared me for community service and connected me to some of the best resources
available. People from both large and small communities gave me fresh ideas and a
more complete perspective than my own view of things.
Bruce MartinRegional Operations Manager, Holt AgribusinessClass 3 - Jonesboro
The LeadAR experience was the "change" that allowed me to stretch and discover horizons
that I would not have otherwise considered. As a result, I grew personally and professionally
and am now a champion for improving the status quo.
Diane TatumRegional Manager, Entergy (retired)Class 8 - Pine Bluff
If you want to be a part of a dynamic program that will affect and influence your
life beyond the two-year commitment become a LeadAR class member. If you want a program
that will help you make contacts and friends throughout the state of Arkansas and
beyond, become a LeadAR class member. If you feel you need and want to make a difference
in your community and state, then become a LeadAR class member. LeadAR changed my
life, and I know it will change yours.
Rose Mary JacksonAssociate Vice Chancellor of Institutional AdvancementArkansas State University-BeebeClass 8 - Searcy
My LeadAR experience was the pivotal point in my personal and professional life. Through
friendships, networking, knowledge, and experiences gained during my two-year commitment,
I developed the confidence and skills to step outside the box. I now have a very
challenging and rewarding career that touches communities throughout the state of
Denisa PenningtonMayor, City of WarrenClass 9 - Warren
LeadAR is an amazing opportunity to meet people from around the state and form professional
bonds and friendships. My classmates have been resources that have made a huge impact
on my job performance over the last few years. Without the LeadAR experience, I can
honestly say there are a number of projects for my community that wouldn't have happened.
Jon ChadwellExecutive DirectorNewport Economic Development CommissionClass 10 - Newport
This program not only helped me professionally by networking while also expanding
my knowledge of industries and issues in Arkansas, but this program has helped me
personally. I have such a different mindset after meeting so many different people and hearing all of their different stories. LeadAR has exposed me to the experiences
to becoming a well-rounded, knowledgeable young adult and emerging leader.
Maddison Stewart StoneMarketing ManagerGreenway Equipment, Inc.Class 18 - Wynne
With LeadAR’s valuable leadership training along with the national and international
experience, I came away from the program with a greater understanding of challenges
we face: but more importantly, confidence and resources to overcome those challenges.
Alan McVeyDeputy Director & Chief of StaffArkansas Department of Finance & AdministrationClass 4 - Little Rock
There seems to be a direct correlation between ignorance and living a selfish, isolated
life. LeadAR immerses it's participants in travel and interaction, not only with classmates,
but people who are in positions to make a real difference in this world. LeadAR allowed
me to walk a mile in a lot of other people's shoes, giving me insight and perspective
on a wide spectrum of subjects. Subjects that matter, the ones which shape the communities,
state and nation in which we live.
Jackie C. PrinceRice and soybean farmerClass 12 - Biscoe