Morril Harriman of Little Rock is an attorney with the Mitchell Williams law firm. He served as Governor Mike Beebe’s chief of staff from 2007 to 2015. Prior to that, Harriman served 16 years in the Arkansas Senate. He earned both his bachelor and law degrees from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His term expires in 2024.
Sheffield Nelson of Little Rock is a senior partner at Jack Nelson and Jones. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a graduate of the Arkansas State Teachers College. Nelson is the former chairman, president and CEO of Arkla, and won the Republican nomination for Arkansas Governor in 1990 and 1994. His term expires in 2025.
Kelly Eichler, of Little Rock, is deputy chief of staff for Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and the UALR Bowen School of Law, she has served as a law clerk at the Arkansas Court of Appeals, as Pulaski County Deputy Prosecutor, as a private attorney and as a special judge in circuit and juvenile courts. Her term expires in 2026.
Ted Dickey is the portfolio manager for Dunklin Investments of Stuttgart, is a general partner of the CapRocq Core real estate fund, and is an advisor to Innovate Arkansas, a technology entrepreneurship initiative. Dickey previously spent six years in Corporate Finance at Stephens Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree and was elected Phi Beta Kappa the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, before earning his Juris Doctorate at the UA School of Law. He served on the U of A Technology Park Board and was appointed to the Arkansas Ethics Commission. His term expires in 2030.
Tommy Boyer, of Fayetteville, graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1964, where he was also an All-American basketball player. He retired from the Eastman Kodak Company in 1989, and founded Micro Images in Amarillo, Texas. Within two years, Micro Images had become the largest Kodak document imaging systems broker and reseller in the United States. Boyer was inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. His term expires in 2027.
Steve Cox, of Jonesboro, graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 1982 after having earned All-Southwest Conference and All-American honors during his football career as a punter/kicker, also having played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. He rose through the ranks of banking before becoming a managing partner at Rainwater and Cox LLC, which oversees ownership and management of an array of commercial, hotel and agricultural properties. His term expires in 2028.
Ed Fryar, Ph.D.
Edward (Ed) Fryar, Jr., Ph.D., of Rogers, is a graduate and former professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, having earned degrees in economics and agricultural economics. As a professor of agricultural economics at the UA for more than 13 years, he published more than 50 professional articles to go along with his 40-plus years of experience. He co-founded Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers in 2000, which grew from 15 employees to more than 1,800 before selling it in 2018. He was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2019. His term expires in 2029.
Jeremy Wilson of Bentonville is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Walton College of Business. He has over 25 years of business experience in Arkansas, having founded or cofounded 10 companies in the past seven years. In 2012, he cofounded NewRoad Capital Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the state of Arkansas and the surrounding region, where he serves as managing partner. Additionally, he is the founder and chairman of NOWDiagnostics, a leader in innovative diagnostic health testing. His term expires in 2031.
Col. Nathaniel “Nate” Todd
Col. Nathaniel “Nate” Todd, of Pine Bluff, is former secretary of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. He has previously served as the CFO of Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System and as director of Health Financial Policy in the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University and a CFO Leadership certification from National Defense University. His term will expire in March 2032.
Kevin Crass is a senior partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP in Little Rock. He is a 1981 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and a 1984 graduate of the UA Little Rock School of Law. He previously served on the Board of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association and the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of UA Little Rock, is the Chair of the War Memorial Stadium Commission, and a past Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. His term expires in 2033.