NWACC Foundation announces 3 new board members

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) Foundation announced Monday (Feb. 15) three new members to its board of directors:

  • LeAnn Bonello Smith, vice president and chief people officer for Walmart’s Global Corporate Functions;
  • Jaclyn Henderson, Regions Bank commercial and industrial relationship manager;
  • Paula Storment, vice president of clinic operations for the Washington Regional Medical System.

According to a news release, the new members will assist the board in advocating for NWACC, supporting the college’s leadership, implementing short and long-term goals, raising funds and growing its prospect base.

“The addition of Jaclyn Henderson, Paula Storment and LeAnn Smith provides an excellent addition to the NWACC Foundation Board of Directors. Each of the ladies holds leadership positions with their respective employers and have been highly recommended as our newest board members. On behalf of our entire board, we welcome these ladies and look forward to working with them to provide great support to NWACC and its students,” Mike Luttrell said in a statement. Luttrell is president of the NWACC Foundation board.

Smith has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering HR solutions across all aspects of the associate lifecycle. In her current role, Smith focuses on driving corporate transformation across the globe, providing an integrated human resource strategy to enable success, and to evolve talent and capabilities for next generation work.

Before joining Walmart in 2018, Smith held various roles in consulting and internal HR at Accenture. Most recently she served as the HR lead for the US Midwest region. She also led talent strategy globally and in North America, aligning talent strategies to business outcomes and positioning Accenture as an employer of choice.

Henderson has worked with Regions Bank for over 14 years. In her present role, she serves as the banking contact for corporate, governmental and nonprofit entities in the area. Henderson is active with several different community groups. She serves on the Rogers Civil Service Commission, is vice president for the Rogers Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee and the Rogers Public Education Foundation. She is a graduate of Benton County Leadership class of 2014. She graduated from University of Arkansas in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in finance and holds a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals.

Storment is responsible for overseeing Washington Regional Medical System’s physician enterprise. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas. She most recently served as the chief financial officer at MANA for nine years. She also previously served as a legislative liaison on the boards for JDRF and Arkansas MGMA.

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