Leslie graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 with a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering. She was a founding board member of AMP as she saw a gap of manufacturing professional networks in Fort Smith. She has a passion and vision to develop an organization that transforms the culture of welcoming, developing, and retaining manufacturing leaders in the local community. Outside of work, she enjoys going to music festivals, visiting new places and spending time with her family and friends.
Logan graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2018 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He began working at Hytrol August 2021 and previously worked at ABB as a Manufacturing Engineer. He joined ARVMYP to engage with others in a meaningful way professionally and in support of his community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors.
Travis holds BS degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Arkansas. Currently, he works as an R&D engineer at Rheem’s Air Conditioning Division. As a River Valley native, he is passionate about developing and retaining the immense talent of our local community. In his free time, Travis enjoys traveling and any excuse to be outdoors.
Mick graduated from Western Governors University in 2023 with a MBA in IT Management. He moved to Fort Smith in 2022 from Bloomington, Illinois to work at Pernod Ricard as an Operational Technology Engineer. Mick joined ARVMYP to build strong relationships with other like-minded young professionals in the River Valley. When Mick isn’t working, he enjoys golfing, reading, playing guitar, or playing video games with friends from home. Previously, Mick lead marketing at his own business.
Jessica has worked for Trane for 17 years and is currently on the Operational Excellence team leading process improvement initiatives. She graduated from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in 2019 with an AAS in Workforce Leadership, Commercial Pilot - Helicopter in 2021 from FlyARH and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2023 from the UAFS Center for Economic Development. She joined ARVMYP to network and grow connections within the industry. In her free time she flies helicopters for FlyARH and is a member of Western Arkansas Runners.
early talent outreach
Zack graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2022 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and began working as a Manufacturing Engineering in the machine shop for ABB in Ozark. He joined ARVMYP to grow professionally and make new connections. After joining he saw an opportunity to share his experiences with early talent about what a career in manufacturing has to offer and joined the leadership team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, working on vehicles, hunting, and spending time off road.