Lunch With a Leader
Lunch with a Leader is a series of round table discussions that offers students a chance to learn from the experience of seasoned professionals from a variety of fields as well as an opportunity to engage in conversation about the community as a whole.
Guest speakers generally discuss the following:
- Brief history of their professional careers.
- Detail the duties of their current position.
- Discuss their philosophy on leadership.
- Discuss lessons learned in leadership throughout their careers.
- Open for questions from the audience.
Lunch is provided on a first come, first served basis.
For questions or to suggest a guest speaker, please contact the Department of Campus Life at 479.968.0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past speakers have included:
- Jim Ed Gibson, Pope County Judge
- Wes Ward, Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas
- Panel of African American business owners in the River Valley
- Jeff Pipkin, former President of Russellville Chamber of Commerce
- Amber Styles Emberson, IT Security Communications Manager
- Annie Bradley, Engineer at Arkansas Nuclear One
- Yendel, Jones, Executive Director of Women Lead Arkansas
- John Burris, Partner at Capitol Advisors Group
- Paulette Nieuwenhof, Executive Director of the Arkansas Blood Institute
- Andrea Lea, Arkansas State Auditor
- Heather Patton, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
- Matt Disheroon, Regional Manager at Raymond Management Company
- Laura Sink, Administrator at Arkansas Pediatric Facility
- Jeff Horton, Operations Management team, Arkansas Nuclear One
- Jared and Whitney Mahoney, 2016 Pope County Farm Family of the Year
- Kristin Mangham, Membership and Special Events Director of Garden Woodland Gardens
- Dr. Christy Bartlett, Pediatrician at Millard Henry Clinic
- Angie White, Family/Community Partnership Manager for Save the Children Head Start
- Dr. Marie Schluterman Burdine, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery UAMS
- Richard Nickols, Vice President of Sales, East Broadcasters
- Cora Wilson, Co-Owner, Forca Martial Arts & Fitness
- Dr. Phil Bridgmon, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech University
- Mike Miller, Former Owner of Van Horn Construction of Russellville
- Sarah Keating, Superintendent of Lake Dardanelle State Park
- Tamhra Hutchins-Frye, Brigadier General, United Stated Air National Guard
- Cody Black, Senior Vice President of First State Bank