Board of Directors
Jennifer Irwin, Chair
Jennifer Irwin is a native of Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas, and spent nine years at KNWA, where she was the station spokesperson and promotions manager. Shortly after, Jennifer went to Magic 107.9, where she co-hosted the morning show with Guy Westmoland for six years. Jennifer joined the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in November of 2011 and is the Director of Leadership.
Jennifer volunteers quite a bit in the NWA community, working with organizations such as the Community Creative Center, Junior Civic League, Life Styles and Faith in Action.
Steve Carr, Vice-Chair
Steve is currently Director, Category Management and Insights for the JM Smucker Company where he has worked since 2008. Prior to that, Steve worked at Procter & Gamble for 23 years in various roles. Originally from Philadelphia, Steve received his undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and MBA from St Joe’s University.
Amanda Rosen, Treasurer
Amanda Rosen serves as Treasurer on our Board of Directors, grew up in NWA, and is passionate about imagining & creating more ways to build accessible arts experiences for the NWA community.
Courtney Backus, Secretary
Chris is a professor at the University of Arkansas in Sociology and Criminology and previously worked as an attorney. He is a clay artist who teaches beginning wheel classes for Community Creative Center. He joined the Board in 2018 and enjoys helping CCC.