Director of Governmental Affairs & Leadership Arkansas Program Director
Toni is responsible for fostering community relations with local chambers/chamber members and elected officials in Northwest Arkansas, while representing the positions of the State Chamber and AIA before entities that include the following: committees, boards, various state agencies, the governor’s office and the legislature. She also serves as the lead staff person for our Leadership Arkansas program. Toni previously worked for the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics for 16 years as director of special events, television show coordinator for the head football and basketball coaches’ shows and in several other capacities. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and communication from the University of Arkansas in 2000 and has completed coursework for a master’s degree in communication from the U of A. She also has extensive experience serving on various 501(c)(3) boards in a leadership role, plus additional philanthropic experience from a member, volunteer and donor role.