Board Members

Position Name Employer
Chairman: Brian Kutsch Little Rock Zoo
Vice-Chairman: Jared Landrum Bond.AI
Immediate Past Chairman: Graham Talley Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
Communications Chair: Chelsea Boozer Central Arkansas Water
Talent Development Chair: Devin Bates Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
Land in the Rock Co-Chair: Zach Lamb Murphy-Hoffman Company
PopUp in the Rock Co-Chair: Ciara Mills Arkansas Geological Survey
PopUp in the Rock Chair: Nikki Crane Polk, Stanley, Wilcox
Think Big Little Rock Liason: Chris Hancock Winrock International
At Large Board Members: Amie Alexander Friday, Eldredge & Clark
  Brandon Bibby WER Architects
  Jennifer Hoss  Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
  Connor Martz Encompass Financial Partners

Branden  Thompson

Ross Owyoung

Arkansas State Hospital

UA Little Rock Downtown


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.


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.

Talent Development

Responsible for selecting speakers for our Unplugged Speaker Series, organizing the Get on Board program, and facilitating Serve the Rock and Crew at the Zoo. Chaired by Devin Bates.

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.
Chaired by Zach Lamb.

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 Ciara Mills and Nikki Crane.