OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Ecological Design Group

Board President

JENNY BURBIDGE

Jenny is a Licensed Landscape Architect and Arkansas native, originally from the Arkansas River Valley and has lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 10 years.  She is a University of Arkansas Alumni, and Project Manager + Professional Landscape Architect in the Bentonville/Rogers area for Ecological Design Group, Inc. 

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Arvest

EILEEN JENNINGS

Eileen was raised in Madison County, AR. She is the vice president of commercial banking at Arvest Bank in downtown Fayetteville, AR.

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Attorney

Founding Member

MICHELE "MICKI" HARRINGTON

Micki is the senior partner of the downtown Springdale, AR law firm, Harrington, Miller, Kieklak, Eichmann and Brown, P.A. Her practice includes estate planning, probate, contract and real estate law.

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Hobbs State Park

MARK CLIPPINGER

Currently serving as Park Superintendent for Hobbs State Park.

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Walton Enterprises

Advisory Member

KEVIN THORNTON

Kevin Thornton is a communications professional, having worked in radio, television and corporate communications roles. He is currently Director of Digital Media/Communications at Walton Enterprises. Kevin has served in several community volunteer and leadership roles, including two terms on the Elm Springs City Council.

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Retired

Board Secretary/ Treasurer

DON WALKER

Recently retired as EVP, Regional Executive for Arvest Bank, Don was responsible for oversight of all Arkansas markets as well as Government Relations for Arvest Bank. Don is a 1974 graduate of the University of Arkansas, and began his career with Arvest as a Loan Officer in February of 1978.

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C.R. Crawford Construction

JASON EVINS

Jason has a diverse background in Real Estate, Finance and Human Resources and currently manages several corporate functions for CR Crawford Construction in Fayetteville. Jason worked for Cooper Communities and Walmart before joining CR Crawford and he is a member of the MBA Alumni Advisory Board at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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CEI Engineering

TOM OPPENHEIM

Tom is a Project Leader for CEI Engineering in Bentonville, AR. He is a civil engineer and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

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Jones Center for Families

Founding Member

Advisory Member

ED CLIFFORD

Ed retired from Walmart after 17 years to serve as President and CEO of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the Director of the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR.

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The Nature Conservancy

Founding Member

Advisory Member

TIM SNELL

Tim is the Associate State Director of The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas. He oversees TNC's Arkansas Water Resources Initiative to develop and implement water resource strategies that protect aquatic habitats.