MISSION

The purpose of Global Ties Arkansas is to unite emerging and existing international leaders in professional networks, linking Arkansas and the world to help build a state that is a thriving part of the global community.

Global Ties Arkansas is part of a national network, Global Ties U.S., that receives governmental officials, journalists and nonprofit leaders brought to the United States by the U.S. Department of State, the Library of Congress and Congress. These visitors are identified by U.S. Embassies in their countries as people in a position likely to influence issues related to America. More than 3,000 visitors come to the U.S. yearly. Arkansas hosts 125-150 visitors annually,and we are part of a network of more than 90 cities. Most visitors stay four or five days, but some are here one to four weeks.

STAFF

TONI CARR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HEIDI WHITMAN

PROGRAM OFFICER

TOMMY PRIAKOS

PROGRAM OFFICER

JOSH NIELSON

Social Media Specialist

BOARD

VERNON MARKHAM

PRESIDENT

 

Senior Account Executive

 

SAS INSTITUTE, INC. 

vmarkh3@gmail.com

DR. ALLAN WARD

FORMER DEAN OF INSTRUCTION AT PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE AND RETIRED PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 

ALWARD@UALR.EDU

LORETTA ALEXANDER

TREASURER

 

 ADMINISTRATOR 

 

LAKE VILLAGE REHABILITATION AND CARE CENTER 

loretta.alexander@sbcglobal.net

RUSH DEACON

CEO

 

ARKANSAS CAPITAL CORPORATION GROUP

rdeacon@arcapital.com

DR. KALEEM SAYYED

TREASURER - SECRETARY - CHIEF QUALITY MANAGEMENT OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTH

KSAYYED@HOTMAIL.COM

AMBASSADOR ALAN EASTHAM

UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, RETIRED

EASTAW@PRODIGY.NET

DR. JIM STOCKTON

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL ADVANCEMENT AT NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE; MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND FORMER CHAIR, NCIV; FORMER ACIV CHAIR

SILOAMJIM@GMAIL.COM

SUSAN INMAN

PRESIDENT OF THE ARKANSAS COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS ASSOCIATION; FORMER PULASKI COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS 

SUSAN.INMAN@SBCGLOBAL.NET

AARON LUBIN

PRESIDENT

 

EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS AGENCY, INC. 

ALUBIN@EXECRERUIT.COM

AMMAN ABBASSI

Independent Filmmaker

evitica@gmail.com

KIM LANECEO

CEO of The Conductor in Conway

kim@arconductor.org

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