• Chamber Leadership


  • Board of Directors Board of Directors

  • Directors

  • Donna Rippey
  • Donna Rippey

    Hartsfield Family Properties


  • Jay Cherry  wearing a red and blue plaid shirt
  • Travon Taylor




  • Committee Chairs Committee Chairs

  • Economic Development  

    Workforce Development / Education - Co-Chaired by Jennifer Pike & Megan Churchwell

    The Chamber supports efforts that encourage student achievement which, ultimately, provides a better-qualified workforce for Arkansas.  This work is done through advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels, through participation on a variety of boards and by supporting the work of other local groups whose goals and mission align with our priorities.

    Government Affairs - Chaired by Casey Cullipher

    The role of the Government Affairs Committee is to bring focus to those issues that can have a positive influence on business, and to those issues that can be costly and unfriendly to business.  Recommends political positions to the Chamber's Board of Directors, hosts Candidate Forums and Legislative Forums as needed.

    Community Development

    Leadership Searcy - Co Chaired by Tina Novak & Rees Jones

    To foster up-and-coming leaders to ensure the future of the region is bright.  Through education, community awareness and hands-on experience, the leadership program aims to provide the region with an ongoing source of diverse leaders at all levels of business expertise that are prepared and committed to serve as catalysts and sustainers of positive change for the quality of life in the region.

    Membership Services

    Ambassador - Co-Chaired by Logan Russell & Blake

    The Ambassador Committee represents the chamber at various networking events that are held at local Chamber member businesses.  These events are ideal for meeting fellow professionals and establishing long-lasting business relationships.  The Ambassadors help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits.  In doing so, the Ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community.  They assist with the recruitment of prospective Chamber members through visiting new businesses.  The opportunities may vary from year to year but can include participating in various chamber events such as networking seminars, Annual Banquet, Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings.

    Banquet - Chaired by Casey Cullipher

    The Banquet Committee organizes the most well-attended event of the Chamber.  Banquets are most often held at New Life Church.  Committee members are involved in organizing the annual event including entertainment, theme, and venue preparations, awards and marketing the event to the community and members.

    Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament - Philip Hays, Chair

    The Golf Committee members organize the Chairman's Memorial Golf Tournament.  They work together to plan, execute, host the tournament, create entertainment value - an added experience for our members and sponsors - encourage stronger corporate sponsorships and participation and generate non-dues revenue for the Chamber.  The tournament highlights past Chair's contributions.

    Shop Local - Co-Chaired by Lendi Wells & Jessica Foyil

    The Shop Local Committee wants the community to be thinking "Shop Local" year-round.  They generate social media content to market and encourage shopping local businesses.  Content generated also provides assets for the Chamber members to utilize for their own marketing purposes.