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. annually with more than 5,000 visitors in 2019! Arkansas hosts 125-150 visitors annually,and we are part of a network of 84 cities. Most visitors stay four or five days, but some are here one to four weeks.

STAFF

TONI CARR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bliss Krucas

PROGRAM OFFICER

TOMMY PRIAKOS

PROGRAM OFFICER

Ra'phael Davis

PROGRAM OFFICER

JOSH NIELSON

Weekend Cultural Support

BOARD

vmarkh3@gmail.com

PRESIDENT

 

Senior Account Executive

 

SAS INSTITUTE, INC. 

LORETTA ALEXANDER

loretta.alexander@sbcglobal.net

TREASURER

 

HEALTH POLICY DIRECTOR,

ARKANSAS ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

RUSH DEACON

rdeacon@arcapital.com

CEO

 

ARKANSAS CAPITAL CORPORATION GROUP

DR. KALEEM SAYYED

KSAYYED@HOTMAIL.COM

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

AMBASSADOR ALAN EASTHAM

EASTAW@PRODIGY.NET

UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, RETIRED

DR. JIM STOCKTON

SILOAMJIM@GMAIL.COM

BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS​

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

SUSAN INMAN

SUSAN.INMAN@SBCGLOBAL.NET

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

AARON LUBIN

ALUBIN@EXECRERUIT.COM

PRESIDENT

 

EXECUTIVE RECRUITERS AGENCY, INC. 

AMMAN ABBASSI

evitica@gmail.com

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER

KIM LANECEO

kim@arconductor.org

BOARD MEMBER​

FACEBOOK CAREER CONNECTIONS LOCAL RELATIONSHIP LEAD

PRINCIPAL, KIM LANE CO.

SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK

1MC REGIONAL REP. FOR THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION

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