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Jerry Adams

President and CEO of ARA

As the president and CEO of ARA, Mr. Adams oversees strategy for the organization while defining the vision and guiding the board of trustees. In this capacity, he serves as a leader and liaison to a number of organizations committed to statewide economic growth and development.

Prior to joining ARA, Mr. Adams held a variety of senior leadership roles at Acxiom Corporation, where he worked for 34 years prior to retirement.

Throughout his career, Mr. Adams has been involved in a variety of programs and initiatives that have far-reaching outcomes in Arkansas. From energizing education to growing 21st century jobs, Mr. Adams is working with a sense of urgency and serving organizations that will move Arkansas forward.