Ashlee Vaughan currently serves as Economic Development Coordinator.
Vaughan is a native of Arkadelphia. She is a 1999 Arkadelphia High School graduate and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Henderson State University in 2003. She served as a graduate assistant in the department of Social Sciences while pursuing her Master’s degree at HSU.
Vaughan has a strong background in sales and marketing. She serves as the lead on all Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce events, as well as managing the jobs website, and available commercial property. She is accountable for overseeing day to day operations as well as promoting the Alliance & Chamber staff within Clark County.
Her background and love for the community has led her to a variety of volunteer opportunities and leadership roles. She is an active member of Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia Rotary Club, Becoming a Healthy Clark County Coalition, Arkadelphia Christmas Parade Committee, and the Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest Committee.
In her spare time, Ashlee loves to spend time with friends and family. She and her husband, Andy, have two children, Carsyn and Cannyn.
Nikki Chandler currently serves as Executive Vice President.
She is from Texarkana, Arkansas and a graduate of Genoa Central High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Henderson State University and is currently serving on the Henderson State University Alumni Board of Directors.
Nikki has experience working in non-profits, fundraising, timber industry, sales, and marketing. She will devote her time to serving Clark County and all Chamber members. She will develop new ideas for marketing and will lead the chamber in support of its members in recovering and excelling past the COVID-19 pandemic and will enter into a time of growth and prosperity.
She loves Badger football and you will see her and her family under the lights every Friday in the fall. She loves to serve and will continue to do that with her church, the Mike Volz Memorial Fund, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park Board, and PEO.
Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce
The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance (the "Alliance") is an umbrella organization that oversees the chambers of commerce for Amity, Arkadelphia, and Gurdon, the Economic Development Corporation of Clark County (the "EDCCC"), and the Clark County Industrial Council. The Alliance was formed pursuant to the Clark County Strategic Plan, a long-range visioning document created over a fifteen month period by approximately 500 residents of Clark County with the purpose of identifying and implementing comprehensive community initiatives that improve quality of life and economic opportunities for all residents of the county.
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