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Global Ties Arkansas (formerly the Arkansas Council for International Visitors) is part of the national organization Global Ties U.S., based in Washington DC. Global Ties U.S. consists of more than ninety nonprofit organizations around the country. Global Ties Arkansas receives international officials and leaders in government, agriculture, journalism, courts, economic development, education, freedom of information, health, human relations, immigration, legislatures, national defense, social issues, social services for the underprivileged, state and local government, and nonprofits from more than 170 countries brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department. These visitors have been identified by our embassies around the world as people who have shown signs of leadership and may have influence on American foreign policy. Visitors typically spend four days in a hotel and have appointments with local leaders in their fields. Little Rock and Harrison receive the visitors, although they may also go to surrounding towns relevant to their professions. They also visit local institutions such as the Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International, Winrock International, and the Central High School Museum. Further afield, our visitors have visited Wal-Mart Corporate Headquarters, and the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center. Global Ties Arkansas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is composed of a 10-member Board of Directors, a staff of five people, and dozens of volunteers who have visitors for dinner at home, or provide homestays, and escort them to local attractions ranging from the Little Rock Marathon to the Buffalo River. Global Ties Arkansas encourages people interested in meeting international visitors to contact our office.

Toni Carr

Executive Director

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

Walter Nunn

Senior Programmer

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

Upcomming Visitors

Oct 2-Nov 5, 2016 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Recent Visitors

April 29-May 30, 2016 Professional Fellows SE Asia

May 11, 2016 Foreign Trade

May 11-15, 2016 Foreign Policy

May 19-24, 2016 US Goverment, India

May 25-29, 2016 International Agriculture

July 16-20, 2016 Korean National Assembly

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Board

President - Statistical Analysis Software, SAS Institute, Inc. Learn more.

Former Dean of Instruction at Philander Smith College and retired professor of Communications at University of Arkansas at Little Rock Learn more.

Treasurer - Administrator, Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center Learn more.

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Board

Vernon Markham, President - Statistical Analysis Software, SAS Institute, Inc.

Dr. Allan Ward, Vice President - Former Dean of Instruction at Philander Smith College and retired professor of Communications at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Loretta Alexander, Treasurer - Administrator, Lake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center

Dr. Kaleem Sayyed, Secretary - Chief Quality Management of Central Arkansas Veterans Health

Rush Deacon - Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

Ambassador Alan Eastman - Senior Fellow International Relations at Hendrix College

Ron Hope - Attorney : Hope, Trice, O'Dwyer & Wilson, P.A

Susan Inman - President of the Arkansas County Election Commissions Association; former Pulaski County Board of Election Commissioners

Aaron Lubin - President, Executive Recruiters Agency, Inc.

Dr. Walter Nunn - Former Director of ACIV, Owner/Founder of Rose Publishing

Dr. Jim Stockton - Former Vice President International Advancement at North Arkansas College; member of the Board of Directors and former Chair, NCIV; former ACIV Chair

Staff

Toni Carr - Executive Director.

Walter Nunn - Programmer.

Tommy Priakos - Programmer, IT & Data Support

Kathleen Madden Henriksson - Programmer.

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Contact

We'd love to meet you.

Toni Carr, Program Director 501-940-9743 Toni_Carr1@hotmail.com

Walter Nunn, Programmer 501-912-2187 walternunn@gmail.com

Tommy Priakos Programmer, IT and Data Support 501-920-3840 tapriakos@gmail.com

Kathleen Madden, Programmer 501-666-8368 (home)501-786-7768(mobile) kakmadden@gmail.com

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  • “Global Ties Arkansas Rocks.” — Frank Chimero

  • “We Love Global Ties Arkansas.” — Ferdinand A. Porsche

  • “Global Ties Arkansas recommended.” — Steve Jobs