Tonya Villines is a native of Benton, Arkansas and is the president at Junior Achievement of Arkansas. She holds over 23 years of experience in non-profit management and serves as the key liaison with educators and the business community in driving Junior Achievement’s brand
and mission across the state of Arkansas.
Villines is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has spent the bulk of her career in non-profit management.
She has also been a driving force in youth entrepreneurship, and has been responsible for encouraging students around the state to think entrepreneurially and innovatively about the problems they face. She forged partnerships with several of the state’s entrepreneurial support organizations including Conductor, Innovation Hub, City of Little Rock, and UCA – these cooperative efforts broadened the reach and impact of Junior Achievement of Arkansas.
Tonya is a Certified Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell Team. She is a graduate of Leadership Saline County Class XI. She has served in several areas, including Junior Auxiliary of Saline County, Saline County Junior Cotillion Advisory Board, Little Rock Central High School
Advisory Board and the Maumelle High School Advisory Board.
Tonya and her husband, Chris, have been married for 27 years and have a son and a daughter. Tonya and her family enjoys spending time traveling, boating on Lake Ouachita, and cheering on the Razorbacks.