NWA Emerging Leaders
Election 2012: Discussion of the Issues, Impacts and Candidates
Friday, October 5 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
World Trade Center - Arkansas
3300 Market Street, Suite 400
Registration required: Cost FREE
Refreshments will be provided
RSVP is required
In presidential election years like 2012, almost 150,000 northwest Arkansans will go to the polls to select from candidates seeking local, state and federal offices as well as decide the fate of ballot questions that will have a major impact on their businesses and families. Are you ready to make those decisions? Do you feel completely informed on the possible impacts of your vote?
The Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders are hosting a panel discussion that promises to be as lively and entertaining as it is educational. Panelists will be discussing local, state and federal candidates and issues and how your vote might impact northwest Arkansas. Whether it is the wet/dry issue in Benton County, highway sales tax or who is going to control the state legislature, our panelists will provide a non-partisan review of what you need to know to make an informed decision on November 6.
Emerging Leaders are proud to welcome as panelists:
Kathy Deck - serves as director of the University of Arkansas' Center for Business and Economic Research where she leads a research team that analyzes economic development efforts in Arkansas, conducts applied economic research, compiles economic and demographic data and is the go-to source for high quality economic projections and impact studies.
Clint Reed - is a Partner at Impact Management Group and manages the daily operation of their Public Opinion and Political Consulting practice areas. Clint is a former Regional Political Director (Southeast) for the Republican National Committee and former Executive Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas. He was recently named one of Arkansas’ “Young Guns” by Talk Business Magazine and has been included in Arkansas Business Magazine’s “40 under 40” list of business and political leaders.
Michael Tilley - is the co-owner and editor of The City Wire a news website covering business, politics and culture in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas. The City Wire serves as a content partner with KFSM Channel 5/KXNA Channel 34 as well as co-hosts a weekend morning show of the same name that discusses politics, culture and current events.
Grant Tennille - is the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Over his career, Tennille has provided business and strategic consulting services to companies of all sizes. This includes management and director positions at Thompson Group, a telecommunications consulting firm, Qwest Communications and The Distribution Point before returning to Arkansas to work for Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.
This program was developed by the NWA Emerging Leaders' Political and Government Affairs Team, whose mission is to provide non-partisan programming intended to educate and engage northwest Arkansans. The discussion is made available at no cost and refreshments will be available. You must register to attend by clicking the link above. Please contact Michael Lindsey at 479-619-3193 or email@example.com with any questions.
Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders exists to retain emerging leaders and build a lasting legacy in Northwest Arkansas by providing the resources to infuse new talent with existing leadership. Launched in 2008, NWAEL currently consists of quarterly programs and active workgroups formed to collectively tackle issues and projects of relevance to our community. NWAEL is an program of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. Information is available at