Arvest Bank has named Anna Beth Gorman to its board of directors in central Arkansas. Gorman is executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by women in Arkansas to support the economic and educational advancement of women and girls. Founded in 1998, the WFA works as an equity partner our state’s women and girls, through its statewide STEM education and mentoring initiative for Arkansas girls, its research pertaining to the status of women and girls, and also as a strategic grant maker to organizations focusing on STEM education and economic empowerment.
“Anna Beth is well-known for her commitment to the central Arkansas community through her work with numerous organizations and her experience will be very beneficial to the work of our local board,” says Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in northeast, central and southwest Arkansas. “We welcome her insight and ideas, especially as we continue to recruit and promote women and minorities in our growing workforce.”
Gorman previously worked for the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas where she was the chief membership and volunteer program officer. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Junior League of Little Rock, the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame and is a board member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXII and is a current member of Leadership Arkansas Class XIII.
Gorman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hollins University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.