Goforth Joins NWA Council Executive Committee


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Sarah Goforth, Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sarah Goforth, Executive Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the U of A, joins the Northwest Arkansas Council Executive Committee effective July 15.

“Northwest Arkansas Council has helped shape our little corner of the country – from attracting talented business professionals, to contributing to the arts, to transforming streets and parks by strengthening our economy,” said Matthew Waller, Dean of Sam M. Walton College of Business at U of A. “And Sarah too! She supports startups and helps our students understand how to build businesses, collaborate with investors, and work with other academic disciplines. She is a great addition to the board.

“Northwest Arkansas has always been my home, even during the many years I have lived and worked on the East Coast,” said Goforth. “Having followed the work of the council with great admiration over the years, I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the place I love in an exciting time of regional growth and introspection. “

Goforth joins Karen Roberts of Walmart; Todd Simmons of Simmons Foods, Nick Hobbs of JB Hunt, John R. Tyson of Tyson Foods, Jim Walton of Arvest Bank, Marshall Saviers of Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners, Carl George of George’s Inc., Amy Tu of Tyson Foods, Canem Arkan of Endeavor Northwest Arkansas, Carter Malloy of Acretrader and Steve Clark of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce are on the committee.

The Northwest Arkansas Council is a nonprofit organization that works to advance employment opportunities, talent recruitment, physical infrastructure, health care, and quality of life in Benton and Washington counties. . Find more information on advice on nwacouncil.org.

The U of A Entrepreneurship and Innovation Office creates and organizes innovation and entrepreneurship experiences for students of all disciplines. Through the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub, McMillon Innovation Studio and Startup Village, it offers free workshops and programs, including social and corporate innovation design teams, corporate internships, competitions and start-up coaching. To learn more, visit entrepreneurship.uark.edu.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers internationally competitive education in over 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes to more than $ 2.2 billion for the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of US colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. American News and World Report ranks the U of A among the best public universities in the country. Find out how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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