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Staff

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Tim Allen, Chamber President & CEO, joined the Chamber staff in November 2011. Prior to becoming Chamber President in 2014, Tim served as the Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for Economic Development for the Fort Smith MSA, overseeing Chamber staff and functions, and working with community leaders to improve the regional quality of place.

Tonya Rogers-Sarlls, Vice President of Operations, joined the Chamber staff in October 2015.  She is responsible for leading and managing the daily operations of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, including financial reporting, event and program management and membership and recruiting services.

Jennifer Black, Senior Finance Coordinator, joined the Chamber staff in December 2015.  She is responsible for the accounts payable and accounts receivable and maintaining financial information for the Chamber, affiliates and associated groups.

Lindsey Trantham, Senior Events Coordinator, joined our staff in September 2017.  Lindsey oversees the planning, coordination and execution of premier Chamber events including First Friday Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Jack White Legislative Golf Tournament, Healthcare Reception, Washington Fly-in and the Business/Career Expo.  Lindsey also serves as the liaison for our Healthcare Committee. 

Dawn Turner, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Dawn Turner joined the Chamber staff in September 2018. Dawn is responsible for Chamber communication efforts including the development, production and distribution of marketing messages. This includes the Chamber’s website and social media platforms. Dawn also creates and distributes the Chamber’s newsletter and works with vendors on special projects including the city map and the Community Profile magazine.

Susan Krafft, Educational Program Administrator, Susan Krafft re-joined the Chamber staff in September 2018.  Susan is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of the Leadership Fort Smith and Junior Leadership Academy programs.  Susan also serves as the liaison between the Chamber and the local school systems regarding educational related activities such as the Arkansas Scholar’s program, Teachers’ Appreciation Events and Partners in Education.

Executive Committee

Tim Allen – President & CEO
President & CEO, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

Larry Balch – Board of Directors Chair Elect
Plant Director, Glatfelter Advanced Materials NA, LLC 

Brandon Bullard – Healthcare Chair
COO & VP of Finance, Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Trent Goins – Board of Directors Past Chair
CEO & President, OK Foods, Inc.

Jason Green – Education & Quality of Place Chair
Vice President-Human Resources, ABB

Amy Johnson – Economic Development
Director, ACD Operations, Rheem Manufacturing Co.

Kim Linam – Board of Directors Chair 
Chief Administrative Officer, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp.

Aaron Littlefield, III – Governmental Affairs Chair
President, Littlefield Oil Company

Curtis Ralston – Treasurer
Vice President Operations, Mercy – Fort Smith

Rob Ratley – Membership & Marketing Chair
Community Affairs Manager – Arkansas, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company

Board Members

Tim Allen
President & CEO, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

Larry Balch
Plant Director, Glatfelter Advanced Materials NA, LLC 

Greta Barr
Associate Broker, Nunnelee & Wright Commercial Properties

Dr. Doug Brubaker
Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools

Brandon Bullard
COO & VP of Finance, Baptist Health-Fort Smith

Kristen Carroll
Vice President Private Banking Officer, Arvest Bank (Main Branch)

David Cravens 
President, Regions Bank

Col. Leon Dodroe
188th Wing Vice Commander

Carl Geffken
City Administrator, City of Fort Smith

Stuart Ghan
Executive Broker, Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties

Trent Goins
CEO & President, OK Foods, Inc.

Jason Green
Vice President-Human Resources, ABB

Michael Griffin
Airport Director, Fort Smith Regional Airport

Melissa Hanesworth
Managing Director, Pernod Ricard USA

Russ Hayes
Site Manager, Mars Petcare US

Eddie Lee Herndon
President, United Way of Fort Smith Area, Inc.

Deana Infield
Member, Landmark PLC

Amy Johnson
Director, ACD Operations, Rheem Manufacturing Co.

Kim R. Linam
Chief Administrative Officer, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp.

Aaron Littlefield, III
President, Littlefield Oil Company

Mayor George McGill
Mayor, City of Fort Smith

Randy Mullikin
Owner & CEO, Stainless Innovations

Chip Paris
Owner, Paris Marketing & Public Relations LLC

Todd Parker
Regional Sales Manager, Cox Business

Curtis Ralston
Vice President Operations, Mercy – Fort Smith

Rob Ratley
Community Affairs Manager – Arkansas, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company

Dr. Terisa C. Riley
Chancellor, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Greg Rotter
Region President – Western Arkansas, Chambers Bank (Main Branch)

Christina Stage
Plant Manager, Silgan Plastic Food Containers Corp.

Justin Wisdom
VP of Business Development, SSi Incorporated

Thomas Wunderlich
Director of Manufacturing/Plant Manager, Gerber Products Company

Emily Ziegler
Account Manager, Davis Iron & Metal Inc.

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