Board


The Career Education and Workforce Development Board members, appointed by the Governor, are leaders of business, industry and rehabilitation services across the state. This board is charged with creating a comprehensive statewide program of career education and workforce development focused on educational opportunities and retention with the goal of economic development.

 

The Career Education and Workforce Development Board, first established by Governor Asa Hutchinson in 2015 by Act 892, is composed of 13 voting members and by Act 1079, 12 non-voting members. The Board works in conjunction with the Office of Skills Development Division, Department of Commerce.

Board Members

Hugh McDonald

Hugh McDonald

Chair (Ret.) President & CEO Entergy Arkansas Inc. 

Gina Radke

Gina Radke

Vice Chair CEO Galley Support Innovations 

Adam Arroyos, Ph.D.

Adam Arroyos, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO Grandslam Performance Associates, LLC 

Jerry Cash, Ed.D.

Jerry Cash, Ed.D.

(Ret.) Vice President of Student Services North Ark College 

Scott Copas

Scott Copas

President and CEO Baldwin & Shell Construction Company 

Michael Garner

Michael Garner

President Phillips Corporation Commercial

Stacy Gunderman

Stacy Gunderman

Director of Human Resources & Administration FutureFuel Chemical Company 

Troy Keeping

Troy Keeping

CEO & Hospitality Consultant

Keeping Konsulting, LLC

Jenny Carithers Price

Jenny Carithers Price

Vice President of Planning and Development Arvest Asset Management
Arvest Bank 

Jeff Standridge, Ed.D.

Jeff Standridge, Ed.D.

Chief Catalyst, Conductor

Co-founder, Capron Capitol Partners
(Ret.) Acxiom Corporation

Keith Vire, Ph.D.

Keith Vire, Ph.D.

(Ret.) CEO Arkansas Support Network 

Burton Weis

Burton Weis

Director of Driver Personnel J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. 

Steve Percival

Steve Percival

Vice President of Human Resources
Washington Regional Medical System

Ex-Officio Members

Name Title Organization
Richard Abernathy, Ed.D. Executive Director Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators 
Maria Markham, Ph.D. Director Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Mike Preston Director Arkansas Economic Development Commission 
Charisse Childers, Ph.D. Director Arkansas Division of Workforce Services
Johnny Key Commissioner Arkansas Department of Education 

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