2012 2013 Board of Directors
|President Elect||Mary-Margaret Marks|
|Community Vice President||Nikki Hite|
|Membership Vice President||Erin Cullum|
|Marketing Vice President||Stacey Hall|
|Development Vice President||Kelly Stuckey|
|Administrative Vice President||Tricia Beavers|
|Treasurer Elect||Nikki Parnell|
|Nominating Chair||Kristen Minton|
|Sustainer Advisor||Cindy Feltus|
|Training Director||Jennifer Maune|
|MAGGIE YOUNG: President
In 2004, I was invited to join the Junior League by a sustainer and family friend. Joining the league was an exciting opportunity to work with other women and make a difference in our community. Over the years, I have done everything from picking up old refrigerators to recruiting league donors to chasing down building leaks. This year as President I am excited about again stepping out of my comfort zone and learning new skills to meet new challenges. My other jobs consist of being Finley’s mom, Chris’ wife and the President of Southwest EAP. As a small business owner, my league experience has been invaluable as I have been able to draw strength and inspiration from such a large group of motivated women.
|MARY-MARGARET MARKS: President-Elect
I was born and raised in Little Rock. I actually was a Bargain Barn kid - my mom served on the first committee, and funny enough, I served on the last! I ventured off to college at the University of Virginia, and after receiving my B.A. in economics I began my professional life in Charlotte, North Carolina working for one of the investment banks. I also began my Junior League life in Charlotte as well. I completed my provisional year there but moved home to Little Rock in the summer of 2005 in time to begin my active years with JLLR. My first placement was Bargain Barn transportation. I loved my time on “Barn,” and I laugh that I got to “re-know” my hometown through the front seat of the JLLR pickup truck. Over the past seven years, I have helped raise funds for JLLR, and I have helped put those funds to work in both community outreach and training for our members. This year I am honored to serve as President-Elect. I knew from a young age that serving my community was something I desired and needed to do, and as such, I did not think twice about joining the Junior League. Since I have joined, I have learned a tremendous amount from both the opportunities I have had in the League, and from the women with whom I have worked. When not volunteering with JLLR, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matthew, our sons, William and Charlie, our ferociously hilarious 5.2 lb cockapoo, Bella, and our family and friends.
|CINDY FELTUS: Sustainer Advisor
Joining the league as a provisional in 1981 gave me a long run as an active with an opportunity to experience a variety of placements from Riverfest, to launching Traditions, chairing Bargain Barn, working on the development of the Children’s Museum to serving as Admissions Provisional Chair. The league has been a great place to experience trained leadership and a good place to stretch and discover my own skills. Something about the whole brainstorming, goal setting process to the incredible camaraderie that comes from achieving goals with committed volunteers, has always energized me.
As a Sustainer, I have chaired Potluck, served on the Sustainer Board, raised funds for the Women’s City Club Campaign and delighted in watching my daughter, Annie become involved as an active.
My real passion lies in connecting with people of all ages with a special emphasis on art and creativity. I think my true identity was established as “Mrs. Feltus” from my Kindergarten and art teaching days at Forest Park, Jefferson and The Cathedral School. Always trying to weave that passion into life, I presently serve as a docent and a trustee of the Arkansas Arts Center. In my spare time, you will find me outside!
Commitment is alive and well in the Junior League. It is an honor to be involved with this board as a Sustainer advisor and a joy to watch the legacy of the league being carried forward by such capable women.
TRICIA BEAVERS: Administrative Vice-President
Tricia Beavers joined the Junior League of Little Rock in 2007 and has been actively involved in the league ever since. Prior to her current role as Administrative Vice President, Tricia also served as 6th K Cafe Logistics Coordinator, Technology Advisory Committee Chair, Technology Advisory Committee Website Coordinator, Placement Committee Advisor and Arrangements Chair-Elect & Chair.
“I am so proud to be a member of the Junior League of Little Rock,” said Tricia. “The level of enthusiasm, professionalism and talent of the women in the League makes it fun and easy to promote leadership and volunteerism.”
Tricia holds a BA in Business Administration from University of Central Arkansas, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She has worked in the Information Technology Department at Dillard's Inc. for over 13 years now, first as a software developer and now as the Manager of Shared Practices tasked with leading the Mobile Application Development team at Dillard's Inc.
While Tricia was born as an yankee in Lansing, Michigan in 1977, her heart is southern tried and true! Tricia's spare time is spent enjoying life with her best friend and husband, Beau and their black lab, Grace. She enjoys running, boxing, reading, anything outdoors and fulfilling her Pinterest Addiction!
Tricia is passionate about what she does. Her motto is "Do what you love and love what you do!"
STACEY HALL: Marketing Vice-President
My passion for volunteering began in high school when I was a student at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock. We were encouraged to volunteer in the community, and I chose to volunteer at Camp Aldersgate. There, I fell in love with volunteering and knew it was something I wanted to continue to do throughout my life. After graduating high school, I went on to attend the University of Arkansas, where my sorority, Chi Omega, encouraged members to give back to the community. Throughout college, I volunteered for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Communications, I returned home to Little Rock and knew I wanted to continue to serve my community, so I joined the Junior League in 2009. For the past two years, I have had the privilege of mentoring seventh-and- eighth-grade girls in the JLLR’s Girls Realizing Opportunity Within (GROW) program. This year I am excited to serve as Marketing Vice President of the Junior League. I look forward to promoting the League and all our many projects that benefit the people of my community.
Professionally, I work in the Office of Governor Mike Beebe, where I serve as his deputy spokesman. I also handle media relations for Riverfest, Arkansas’s premier arts and music festival, which was started by the Junior League 35 years ago.
In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with my husband Adam, our two pugs (Olive and Zoe), friends and family.
|KRISTEN MINTON: Nominating
I became an active member of the Junior League in 2007. I came to the league with many preconceived notions of what the organization was about and my own expectations for involvement in the organization. My expectations were reshaped by watching women effectively communicate and handle tasks and challenges in an efficient and cooperative manner. I appreciate the opportunity to work with the women of this organization. I attended college at the University of Central Arkansas and obtained a degree in Accounting. From there I received my J.D. from the William H. Bowen UALR School of Law and my LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. I currently work as Associate General Counsel at Regions Insurance, Inc. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching and spending time with family.
|LINDSEY GRAY: Treasurer
I joined the 2006 provisional class of the Junior League of Little Rock in hopes to develop new relationships and contribute my time to the community. I am Little Rock born and raised and after returning from college, I was ready to get involved in a volunteer organization and make new friends. I quickly learned in my provisional year what an impact the JLLR has on our city and the lives of the women and children we are privileged to work with in our community projects. I have served on the fundraising side of the league since my first active year, and am really looking forward to working in the administrative duties as treasurer-elect. Through the training I have received and friendships I have made, I have been able to serve on committees for Riverfest and Easter Seals. Professionally, I am the treasurer for ACE Glass Construction Corp, where I have the privilege of working with my family daily. When I’m not at my office or volunteering, I enjoy being home with my husband Brandon, son Ethan and son Charlie.
|NIKKI PARNELL: Treasurer-Elect
In 2008 I joined the Junior League as someone new to the area hoping to become more involved in the community and to meet other women. Not only have I learned a great deal about my community and the Junior League’s role in the community, I have made wonderful friends along the way. I have had the pleasure of working in all aspects of the Junior League through fundraising, community, administrative, and training placements. I am constantly amazed at what the Junior League, as a group of organized volunteers, is able to accomplish, not only in the community but also in training members to become community leaders and lifelong volunteers. As treasurer-elect, I look forward to gaining an even deeper understanding of the Junior League and those we serve, and getting to know better the incredible women who volunteer their time on behalf of the Junior League. Professionally, I am a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer of the Museum of Discovery. I received a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Accounting from Hendrix College. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, volunteering with Sculpture at the River Market, and spending time with my husband, our two dogs, family and friends.
|ERIN CULLUM: Membership Vice-President
I joined the JLLR in 2005 to become more involved in the community and to develop new friendships with like-minded women. Growing up in Little Rock, my parents instilled in me the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community. Although they were both involved with various nonprofit organizations, it was my mother’s service in the JLLR, and the skills and friendships to which she credits the League, that made the most significant and lasting impression on me. As a member, the JLLR has provided me countless opportunities for not only community service, but also for personal growth. Over the past seven years I have served as the Nightingales Committee Chair, the Touch a Truck Committee Chair and the Chair of the Admissions and New Member Training Committee. I have been inspired at every turn by the talents, dedication and motivation of the women with whom I’ve served, and the positive impacts they are making within our community. I am honored to now serve as the Membership Vice President on the Board of Directors of the JLLR.
I received a Bachelor of Arts and J.D., Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Arkansas. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, snow skiing, reading, and time at the lake, as well as spending time with family and friends—most importantly with my wonderful husband, Jeff Marcussen, and our Labrador-Greyhound mix, Remy. Professionally I am an attorney with Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
|KELLY STUCKEY: Development Vice-President
I joined the Junior League in 2005 with a dear friend and began my journey. The League offered me the opportunity to expand my sphere and make new friendships. My first placement was Bargain Barn Transportation Chair where I devoted numerous hours coordinating and picking up League members’ items for Barn. I drove our beloved white pick-up truck all over this city while transporting everything from refrigerators to organs! I made many life-long friends during my Barn and Boutique years that I still treasure today. I went on to chair Bargain Boutique and Cookbook. This past year, I also had the privilege to serve as a New Member small group leader and watch our Provisionals grow into bold leaders. As I begin this year as Development V.P., I look forward to furthering the League’s commitment to our mission statement by raising funds to serve the community of Little Rock. Above all else, the League has taught me how to venture outside my comfort zone and achieve things I could not have done without the experiences and hands-on training the League provides. In addition to my League duties, I also teach second grade at Jefferson Elementary, am a wife to my supportive husband, John, and a mom to a precious two-year old, John Carter.
|NIKKI HITE: Community Vice-President
2005, I began my provisional journey through Bargain Barn, Cookbook, Children’s Event, Holiday House, and refurbishing the Women and Children First Center. Even as a native of Little Rock, I did not realize the impact our League has in Little Rock. Through the years I have sold cookbooks, played bingo, mentored GROW girls, and advised new members. As recent as serving as GROW Chair I have had the opportunity to make a difference within our community and create a positive impact on our upcoming leaders. I have now served on committees in all of the different focus areas of JLLR, and I am very proud to be serving as the Community Vice President this year. Growing up it was instilled in me to give back, so therefore serving my community was something I desired and needed to do. I am thankful that the Junior League has allowed me to go out in the community and make a difference. I am a graduate of the University of Arkansas where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Professionally, I am a Business Development Manager for Hewlett Packard. When not volunteering with JLLR, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
|JENNIFER MAUNE: Training
At an early age I learned the importance of being involved in the community, so when I read the profile on Kim Evans, League President, in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette High Profile section in 2004, I knew the Junior League was for me. I became a member because I was interested in volunteering and specifically wanted to help shape the lives of Little Rock's community members in a positive way. I didn't realize that I would also grow so much professionally and personally while receiving invaluable training and developing strong friendships. During my tenure with the League, I have served on the Community, Development, Marketing, and Finance Councils, and I look forward to learning about the Membership area while serving as Training Director. In addition to volunteering with the League, I serve as President of the UAMS Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas Advisory Board, have been appointed to the Arkansas Commission for the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood, and serve on the Aberdeen Court POA Board of Directors. Professionally, I am the Executive Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was named to the Arkansas Business "40 under 40" list of leaders in business and government in 2011. Most importantly, I am married to Brian, and I am the proud mom of two boys, Bennett (2) and Landon (1), and we enjoy serving at Fellowship Bible Church with our family.