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Heide Harrell, APR, Secretary

With nearly 20 years of public relations, communications and marketing experience, Heide Harrell currently serves as vice president and communications director of the Private Wealth Management division at Stephens, one of the largest, privately-held independent investment firms off of Wall Street. She oversees communications for the division as well as assists in relationship building opportunities for its financial consultants across the U.S.

Prior to joining Stephens, Harrell was director of marketing and business development at Rose Law Firm, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi. She spent nearly six years at Stone Ward as a senior public relations account manager and senior brand manager. Harrell also worked at Mangan Holcomb Partners as a public relations account executive, as well as five years for now Congressman J. French Hill at the former Delta Trust & Bank as communications and marketing officer.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree in applied communication studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Harrell is a past president of the PRSA Arkansas Chapter, past chair of the Southwest District and was a member of the 2018 PRSA Nominating Committee. She was Secretary of the PRSA Board of Directors in 2022.

Harrell is a graduate of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock program, the 2021 Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy and serves as president of the UA Little Rock Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2020, she was selected as an honoree in the 27th class of Arkansas Business 40 Under 40.