Fayetteville Chamber Diplomats
Brittney Gulley is the Director of Development for WelcomeHealth. Her passion for her job is infectious as she is always happy to talk about the wonderful non-profit she works for and to give tours of their state-of-the-art medical facility in the heart of Fayetteville. Born and raised in NWA, she is married and the proud mom of two boys.
Keith Branch is a PPA recognized Master and Craftsman photographer creating beautiful portraits of families and high school seniors for almost 40 years. He also as expanded into commercial photography for headshots, product photography, architecture photography and food photography to help businesses make the best first impression. branchphotography.com
Patrick Harrington is a Fleet & Commercial Account Manager for the Lewis Automotive Group. He loves to help business owners save money on there transportation needs. He has served as a Diplomat with the Fayetteville Chamber since December of 2014. He was named Diplomat of the year for 2015. He enjoys Hunting and playing with his Grandchildren.
Kerry Hall is the fundraising and promotions Coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette for the NiE Newspaper in Education Literacy program. She has the passion and drive for all the students and schools in NWA. We now provide Digital on line access for all students and schools in NWA. I was born and raised in Chicago and came to Arkansas in 2003 and love it. I love spending time with my family and discovering new things to do in NWA. nwaonline.com/nie
Shannon McNeill-Sawney, Business Director for Arkansas Physical Health & Rehab, matches and coordinates community, business, and corporate health and wellness needs with APHR. Together, with our years of multidisciplinary clinic experience and strong NWA ties, we implement strategies to keep the public and local businesses healthy! Shannon has been with APHR for over 23 years, was elected the Fayetteville Chamber 2018 Diplomat of the Year, and in addition is co-chair of the Fayetteville Chamber Diplomat Committee.
Bootsie Ackerman is the District Director for Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). She has supervised his district operations since 2011, overseeing offices in Rogers, Fort Smith and Harrison. In her role as the District Director, she provides strategic leadership in planning Congressman Womack’s district schedule and guides the efforts of his district staff to offer excellent constituent service.
Formerly the Administrative Director of Breast Imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Sissy Pederson came home to Arkansas where she was Director of Imaging Services at Washington Regional for eight years before retiring. Lending support to the Komen Board of Directors Executive Committee (Ozark Affiliate) and to the WRMC United Way as Campaign Coordinator Sissy has always enjoyed bringing cause and community together. She is a Certified Radiology Administrator and belongs to the Association for Medical Imaging Management. Honored to be a graduate of both Leadership Fayetteville and Leadership Springdale, she serves as Emeritus on the Fayetteville team.
Don George is a retired pastor. He and his wife, Vera, moved to NWA in 2004. They have two daughters, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Don and Vera work with their daughter and son-in-law who own Nelson Berna Funeral Home, Moore's Chapel Funeral home and Fairview Memorial Gardens. They enjoy their family and do some traveling in their spare time.