Leading by Example
Monday, September 14, 2009on
Young northwest Arkansas business leaders literally got their hands dirty last week during the P&G Beauty LPGA Championship on September 7 – 13 in Rogers.Members of the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders (www.NWALead.com) sustainability workgroup made a sizable dent in waste generated by thousands of spectators, players, media and fans. Under the exceptional management of workgroup leader Paul Wilson of Intrust Bank (www.IntrustBank.com), NWAEL partnered with Octagon Management (www.Octagon.com) and the new City of Rogers Recycling Center (http://www.rogersarkansas.com/trach/recycle.asp#Recycling) to gather, sort and haul literal tons of recyclable waste from the event, which would otherwise have been bound for dumpsters and ultimately, landfills. Group members made a noticeable impact on event attendees - dozens of Northwest Arkansas business leaders digging in trash to sort recyclables and often dumpster diving to retrieve recyclable waste certainly attracted some attention! Volunteers in addition to Paul Wilson icluded Scott Van Asche, Michael Lindsey, Julianna Arthur, Melissa and Joel Taylor, Clay Kendall, Matthew Carter, Jennifer Harris, Al Drinkwater, Martine Downs Pollard, Jene' Huffman, Ryan Kopp, Clint Hopper, Diana Sparks, Jordan Difani, Andrew Motter, Keaton SMith, Todd Novotny, Kinya Elenbarger, Denise Thomas, Sabrina Rampey, Mandy Jane, Jonathan Mwaba, Sarah Beardsley, David Stay, Beth Stephens, Jared Carmichael and Dwight and Dallas Heasley along with their troop of four hardworking boys!Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders is envisioned as a substantive program for dedicated professionals who seek to be actively involved in the NWA community. NWAEL is an initiative of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce and consists of informative programs (quarterly) as well as active workgroups formed to collectively tackle community issues and projects. The mission of NWAEL is to retain emerging leaders and build a lasting legacy in Northwest Arkansas by providing the resources to infuse new talent with existing leadership.For more information or to join, visit www.NWALead.com.