Alisha Curtis works to enrich the lives of Arkansans every day through her role in the Arkansas Governor’s office. She’s the Executive Assistant to the Governor, Director of Special Projects and Economic Development Liaison. Governor Asa Hutchinson selected Alisha to join his team when he took office in January, 2015.
Alisha was instrumental in organizing the Governor’s inaugural celebration and served on the planning committee for “A New Day in Arkansas” Inaugural Ball.
Prior to working in the State Capitol, Alisha spent four years in banking where she worked in marketing and training for Summit Bank. She then worked four years at the Arkansas Republican Party serving as its Finance Director. There she oversaw the organization’s fundraising activities, supporting a $500,000 annual budget and a $1.2M budget in election years. She also contributed to the Party’s major event planning and worked to bring high-profile political leaders to the state. Alisha also helped coordinate the Arkansas delegation as they headed to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Alisha’s work in government isn’t the only way she’s engaged in helping Arkansas residents. Alisha is the Co-Chair of the 2017 Woman of Inspiration event, benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. In 2015 and 2016 she served as the Corporate Co-Chair of Woman of Inspiration and continues to serve on the Children Advocacy Center’s Advisory Council. Alisha has volunteered with several other organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Saline County Young Republicans.
Alisha graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. She also is proud to have attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she was an active member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.