Economics Arkansas board of directors voted earlier this month to appoint three new members and confirm its new board officers. Those elected will begin their appointments June 1, 2022.
The new board members are:
- Nakesha Cunningham, Master Economics Teacher, Pulaski County Special School District;
- LeAnn Helms, Master Economics Teacher, Manila Public Schools; and
- Dr. Brent D. Williams, Associate Dean, UA – Walton College of Business, Fayetteville.
Robyn Breshears, executive director of sales, services & support at Arvest Bank will begin her two-year term as board chair. Dr. Chris Nail, Beebe School District Superintendent, will start his one-year term as board president.
Economics Arkansas is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan, educational organization founded in 1962 to promote economic literacy in Arkansas.
Its mission is to equip PreK-12 schools with training and resources to teach economics and personal finance using practical, innovative and inspiring methods so that Arkansas students may become economically and financially literate.