Little Rock Soirée’s 2023 Class of Men on a Mission

It is our immense pleasure to present to you the 2023 class of Men on a Mission.

In the profiles below, you’ll meet 25 men who are changing the way people do business and life together in central Arkansas. They are givers, game-changers and most importantly, fueled by more than just the daily grind.

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 class.

Hamid Amin
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services

Kelley Bass
Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Discovery

Mac Bell
Vice President of Development and Communication
Easterseals Arkansas

Jason Chacko
Vice President, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Eric Elizondo
Insurance Broker
Arkansas Insurance Partners Inc.

Michael Fothergill
Executive and Artistic Director
Ballet Arkansas

Joel Gill
Executive Director

Laine Harber
Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer
Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Rush “Buddy” Harding IV
Managing Director
Carty & Company

Philip Huff
Director of Cybersecurity Research and Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Co-founder of Bastazo Inc.

Michael Johnson
Chenal Event Venue

Nicholas Kelley
Executive Vice President and Partner
Kelley Commercial Partners

Christo Kiffer
Corporate Shop Coordinator, Master Goldsmith, Jewelry Designer
Sissy’s Log Cabin

Michael Kinard

Cloud Family Dental, Kinard Dental Arts, North River Dental, Hurricane Creek Dental, Saline Family Dental

Robert Klein
President & Co-founder
The Property Group

Russ Martin
EVP and Chief Credit Officer
Relyance Bank

Gary D. Marts Jr.
Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

Odell Nickelberry
Vice President and Chief, Human Resources Officer
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Steven Person
Director of Technology
University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

Fred G. Scarborough
Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Chief Development Officer
Arkansas Children’s

Tim Staley
President, Engineering Division


Dr. Andy Stewart
Central Arkansas Christian Schools

Steve Straessle
Head of School

Catholic High School for Boys

Darrell Walker
Head Coach

UA Little Rock Men’s Basketball Program

Josh Wilson


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