Our Board 


United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization. We set significant and measurable goals and hold ourselves accountable to you and to our board.

 Executive Committee.

Joe Lloyd

Chairman of the Board


Missy Cole

Board Secretary

City of Fayetteville

Kent Williamson

Board Treasurer & Finance and Audit Committee Chair


Dr. Kim Needy

Community Impact Chair

University of Arkansas

Helena Gadison

Engagement Chair

Conair Corporation

David Vaden

Vice Chair


 Board Members at Large.

Chad Chance

The Point Financial Group

Dr. Andrew Thompson

First United Methodist Church

Dr. Megan Slocum Duncan

Fayetteville Public Schools

Wes Ashton

Black Hills Energy

Betsy Smyth

Legacy Bank

Mark Ryan


Kathleen Trotter

Krysalis Consulting 

Mike Baker

United Parcel Service

 Our Campaign Cabinet.

Dr. John L. Colbert

Fayetteville Public Schools

Mike Duley

The Duley Group

Peter Glenn


Joshua Manning

Happy Egg

Ryan Patterson


Ross Phillips

Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce

Gary Sams

First Security Bank

Marshall Saviers

Sage Partners, LLC

Jason Suel

KNWA/Fox 24

Dj Trunick

Kellogg’s Company

Erica Vaughan

Courtyard Marriott