Board Members

Position Name Employer
Chairman: Chelsea Boozer Central Arkansas Water
Vice-Chairman: Colea Blann Medtronic
Immediate Past Chairman: Jared Landrum Bond.AI
Communications Chair: Ryan Stephens Engel & Volkers
Programming Co-Chairs: Brandon Thompson

Diego Morales Ibarra

Arkansas State Hospital


Land in the Rock Co-Chairs: James Larakers

Tania Martinez

Northwestern Mutual


PopUp in the Rock Co-Chair: Josiah Johnson Apptegy
PopUp in the Rock Chair: Nikki Crane Polk, Stanley, Wilcox
At Large Board Members:
Connor Martz Encompass Financial Partners
Skye Martin Army Corp of Engineers
Itzel Velazquez Conexion de Negocios Latinos
Mike Harris
Hector Balada

Scott Carroll

Ciara Mills

Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Business

Arkansas Geological Survey


Looking to get involved? Create Little Rock has 4 committees you can join.  Learn about them below, and email the committee chair to get on the list.  Committee meeting schedules are determined by each of the committee chairs.

PopUp in the Rock

Organizes and implements our annual PopUp in the Rock project in partnership with studioMAIN.  To learn more about PopUp, visit our PopUp in the Rock page. Chaired by Josiah Johnson and Nikki Crane.


Responsible for selecting speakers for our Unplugged Speaker Series and other programming throughout the year, and for facilitating Serve the Rock and Crew at the Zoo. Chaired by Diego Morales and Brandon Thompson.

Land in the Rock

Organizes and implements our annual Land in the Rock summer program designed to entertain interns, law clerks and medical residents who are here for the summer and demonstrate to them what Little Rock has to offer. These events are also for young professionals who have recently moved to Little Rock. To see last summer’s schedule, visit our Land in the Rock page.


Be501.com  was conceived by the Economic Development Committee of Create Little Rock’s Think Big Little Rock initiative. It’s designed to be a one-stop shop for things to do in the Little Rock Region. It’s in its beta phase while we build up a committee of volunteers to regularly contribute upcoming events and activities to the site. If you’d like to be an influencer, email createlittlerock@gmail.com.