Allison Hestand is a Paragould, Arkansas native where she was recently selected as the Paragould Chamber of Commerce CEO and Economic Development Director. Allison began her career at Block Insurance. She has spent the last 7 years there taking on various roles from accounting to Chief Financial Officer and most recently taking the lead role as Agency Manager.
Allison is a 2008 graduate of Paragould High School and a 2012 graduate of Arkansas State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. She was recently instrumental in the organization of the 4th Annual Get Downtown Festival that brings many to the vibrant streets of downtown Paragould. She has also served as a member of the Greene County Boys and Girls Club as well as the Greene County Future Fund. Allison is a graduate of Leadership Paragould Class 19.
Allison’s passion for making Paragould the best place to live, work and enjoy with your family is what led her to her new role as Chamber CEO.